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USSR / Lithuania / Soviet Crackdown #131182

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 14, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater that United States economic aid and future of next month's summit meeting are now under review noted.

(Vilnius, Lithuania: Jim Laurie) Crackdown by Soviet military in Lithuania featured; scenes shown of services for those killed by Soviet troops; details given of talks between the government of Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis and the military. President Mikhail Gorbachev said stating he knew nothing about the military assault. Russian federation president Boris Yeltsin said stating the republics' new democracy was at risk. Erecting of barriers around key installations in Latvia reported; scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of European Community to events in Lithuania noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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