VILNIUS - Lithuania gave a proper assessment to Dmitry Yazov's role in the Soviet army's crackdown on unarmed civilians in Vilnius in January 1991, even though the process took a very long time, Lithuania's first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis said on Tuesday.
"Almost properly, because he (...) was convicted. This took an extremely long time. But in the end, it was done," he told BNS following reports that Yazov, who was the Soviet defense minister at that time, had died at the age of 95.
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