30.09.1999 September 30, 1999 Putin speaking on Russian army bombing Grozny0008

On archival footage, Vladimir Putin, at that time the head of the Russian government, justifies the entry of troops into Chechnya by an attack on Dagestan. "Wait until they come to our villages again, seize villages in Dagestan or the Stavropol Territory, and again we will bomb our own, our native Dagestan villages? I think this is inappropriate," he says.

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