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President Vladimir Putin requested the Federation Council to prolong the service term of the Russian armed contingent within the Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict zone

August 11, 2000

Though the service term of Russian forces of the peacekeeping contingent, as authorised by the Federation Council, expired on June 30, 2000, the CIS Council of the Heads of State determined to prolong the peacekeeping mandate until December 31, 2000. Russian servicemen account for the majority of the peacekeeping forces.

August 11, 2000