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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Vilnius court was going to question Gorbachev for the events of 1991


The Vilnius district court plans to call the first and last Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev as a witness to events in the city in 1991. This was announced by the head of the jury for this process. Legal aid the Ministry of justice of Lithuania will turn to Russia, he added.

Grabchev have tried to bring the case as a witness, but to no avail.

The Lithuanian authorities are investigating the events of January 1991, when the political power and armed clashes in Vilnius, 14 people were killed. The list of defendants including more than 60 persons, including, for example, the former Soviet defense Minister Dmitry Yazov. However, in the dock are only two people — the detainee Lithuania in 2014 veteran of the armed forces, a Russian citizen Yuriy Mel, and his compatriot, residing in Vilnius, a former military man Gennady Ivanov.

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