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USSR / Lithuanian Independence #331879

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 25, 1990
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Vilnius, Lithuania: Barry Petersen) Stepping up by USSR of its intimidation campaign against independence-minded Lithuania featured; scenes shown from Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR , where army has occupied a school building. Issue of Lithuanian deserters from Soviet army reviewed. [Pro-independence leader Algimantas CEKUOLIS - comments.] Fear here that President Mikhail Gorbachev will go back on his word not to use force noted.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Statement from Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis that he has received assurances that military will not take over any more buildings reported.

(Washington: Norman Robinson) Response of President Bush's administration to events in Lithuania examined. [On "Face the Nation", Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says overt use of force would have negative consequences for US-USSR relations.] [Harvard University Marshall GOLDMAN - comments on difficulties involved in United States assessment of situation.] Demonstrations by Lithuanian community in United States noted; scenes shown. [Representative Richard DURBIN - says United States will not abandon Lithuania's dream of freedom.]

Petersen, Barry;
Robinson, Norman;
Spencer, Susan

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