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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Red Cross Threatened

GROZNY -- Chechnya's parliamentary speaker said robbers have deprived the International Committee of the Red Cross in Chechnya of all its means of transport and has warned that the mission may be disbanded if the assaults continue.

"Four vehicles have been taken away from Red Cross workers in recent ... assaults," Ruslan Alikhadzhiyev said on local television.

Alikhadzhiyev appealed to the criminals' consciences. "Not even unwritten rules of the criminal world are observed," he said.