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Acting President Vladimir Putin declared an end to the operation to liberate Grozny

February 6, 2000

The acting head of state received word of the capture of the last pocket of terrorist resistance – the Zavodskoy district of the Chechen capital – from the General Staff. “The Russian flag has been hoisted over an administrative building in the district, so it is possible to say that the operation to liberate Grozny is over,” Mr Putin said on the ORT television channel.

February 6, 2000