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Thursday, November 4, 1999 Published at 16:00 GMT

World: Europe

In pictures: Russia in Chechnya

Russia is coming under increasing international pressure to end its military action in Chechnya, but the offensive shows no sign of slowing.

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A Russian soldier looks for a comrade during a raid against Islamic militants near Bamut, 35 miles west of Chechen capital Grozny, on Wednesday.

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Turf is used to arrange a trench at a position near Sernovodsk, 28 miles west of Grozny.

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Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) carry troops back from a raid in Bamut.

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A wounded Russian soldier is loaded into an APC at Arshty, Ingushetia.

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A Russian soldier fires his weapon during training at a position near Bamut.

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Chechen refugees pass Russian soldiers to get to a safe area near the Dagestani village of Karamakhi, where the Russian army was searching for Islamic militants.

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