RUSSIA-CHECHNYA-SOLDIERS-APC

NAZ02-19991225-INGUSHETIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Russian soldiers sit on an APC as they patrol the roads near a check-point on the Chechen-Ingush border near Sleptsovskaya village, 25 December 1999. Russian troops and Chechen fighters were loced in fierce fighting close to a central Grozny square on Saturday. EPA PHOTO/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV/jt-hh