KREMLIN WARNS LITHUANIA OVER IVANOV CASE.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 140
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennady Tarasov yesterday joined Duma hard-liners in protesting the one-year prison sentence pronounced by a Vilnius court against pro-Soviet activist Valery Ivanov. (See Monitor, July 16) Tarasov attributed the sentence to "strong pressure by Lithuanian forces seeking to cast a shadow over good-neighborly Russian-Lithuanian relations". The Russian government "expects the Lithuanian authorities" to release Ivanov on appeal, Tarasov said. (Russian agencies, July 17)
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