Russians outraged over U.S. interview

July 30, 2005 at 9:25 AM

MOSCOW, July 30 (UPI) -- Russian officials said Saturday they are outraged over an interview this week with Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev on an ABC News program.

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned a senior U.S. diplomat in Moscow to express its "strong indignation over the Thursday broadcast," the BBC reported.

During the "Nightline" interview, Basayev admitted taking part in the 2004 raid on a school in Beslan, but said the Russians were also terrorists.

Basayev, Russia's most wanted man, also warned of further Beslan-type attacks.

More than 340 people were killed, at least 172 of them children, when Russian security forces stormed hostage-takers at a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, on Sec. 3, 2004.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories