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Acting President Vladimir Putin met with Defence Minister Igor Sergeyev

March 28, 2000, The Kremlin, Moscow

The Defence Minister reported on the Armed Forces operation to secure law and order in the Chechen Republic during the presidential election.

Mr Putin and Mr Sergeyev discussed the current situation in the North Caucasus, the Kosovo problem and the issue of financing the Black Sea Fleet.

The Acting President issued instructions to prepare all the necessary documents to reappoint Mr Sergeyev to the post of Defence Minister for the next year.

March 28, 2000, The Kremlin, Moscow