Russia: May 2, 2000


Chechen rebels fired on eight Russian checkpoints and police stations. There were no casualties. Meanwhile, Russian efforts to rebuild Chechen power plants are being thwarted by thefts of building materials. The Russians now plan to lay minefields around power plants to deter the thefts and assist in the defense of these plants against rebel attack. Meanwhile, fighting against the rebels continued in the southern mountains. 


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