HL Deb 24 September 2002 vol 638 c242WA
Lord Jopling

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many (a) United Nations, (b) Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, (c) NATO and (d) European Union observers are currently based in Chechnya. [HL5633]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

To the best of our knowledge, the United Nations has no expatriate personnel based in Chechnya, but it does have an office in the neighbouring republic of Ingushetia from which it sends personnel on short visits. Neither NATO nor the EU has any personnel based in Chechnya. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe has a six-person assistance group, but only three to four are deployed in Chechnya at any one time.