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USSR / Lithuanian Independence #331846

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Reports introduced.

(Vabrati: Barry Petersen) Kremlin reported moving more armored personnel carriers into Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR , in effort to discourage that Republic's secession plans; details given; scenes shown. [Soviet spokesman Gennady GERASIMOV - comments on Lithuanian defiance of Kremlin's order to surrender arms.] President Mikhail Gorbachev's stance regarding secession reviewed. [MAN - comments on Lithuanian leadership.] [Village MAN - (thru translator) opposes secession.]

(White House: Lesley Stahl) White House response to Gorbachev's handling of Lithuania question examined. [President BUSH - refuses to criticize Gorbachev.] [Defense Secretary Dick CHENEY - warns Soviets against using force in Lithuania.] [Representative William BROOMFIELD - says United States will not help USSR economically if force is used in Lithuania.]

Chung, Connie;
Petersen, Barry;
Stahl, Lesley

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