Russia yesterday welcomed an April 22 decision by Polish military prosecutors not to act on allegations that former prime minister Jozef Oleksy had spied for Moscow. Russia’s Foreign Ministry described the decision as a "victory for common sense and justice," while the Foreign Intelligence Service reiterated its contention that Oleksy had never been a Russian agent. (Itar-Tass, Interfax, April 23) But some observers suggested that the decision reflected not so much definitive proof of Oleksy’s innocence as recognition that the case against him had been poorly prepared. (Reuter, April 22)
Lithuanian-Russian Border Talks Deadlocked.