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USSR / Lithuania Independence #128015

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Shutting down by Moscow of oil supplies bound for Lithuania in fulfillment of President Mikhail Gorbachev's threats of economic blockade featured; details given of trip by Lithuanian Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene to Norway to negotiate for oil deliveries. Adviser Algimantas Cekuolis noted leading Lithuanian delegation to Moscow for talks. [CEKUOLIS - says signals from Moscow are eerie.] Lithuania noted slowing down its pace of independence law-making.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Brit Hume) Lithuania's history of independence reviewed. Position of President Bush's administration on issue of Lithuania and on American relations with USSR reviewed.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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