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USSR / Lithuania Independence #127511

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Reaction from president of Lithuania to directive from President Mikhail Gorbachev calling for Lithuanians to turn in all firearms noted.

(Vilnius: Rick Inderfurth) Desertion from Red Army by Lithuanian soldiers featured; scenes shown from capital city of Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR ; details given of support for them from new Lithuanian government and of response from Soviet government. [WOMAN - comments.] [Lithuanian President Vytautas LANDSBERGIS - says we will protect our citizens.] Lithuania noted also calling for withdrawal of all Soviet military personnel.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Sawyer, Diane

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