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USSR / Lithuanian Independence #331859

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 23, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Reports introduced.

(Vilnius: Barry Petersen) President Mikhail Gorbachev reported ordering more troops to move near Lithuanian border; details given; scenes shown from Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR . [PEOPLE - (thru translator) comment on Gorbachev's orders that were printed on paper and dropped from helicopters.] Gorbachev's efforts to stop Lithuanian independence movement reviewed. [People's Deputy Georgy KOMAROV - (thru translator) urges Gorbachev to impose presidential rule in Lithuania.] [Lithuania's president Vytautas LANDSBERGIS - says United States and Western democracies should support Lithuanian effort.]

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush's response to Kremlin's increased military presence in Lithuania examined; statement quoted. [USSR ambassador Yuri DUBININ - defends Soviet response to Lithuanian secession movement.] [BUSH - urges Gorbachev to negotiate issues.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Chung, Connie;
Petersen, Barry

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