Lithuanian, Polish soldiers' joint grave found in Lithuania's Elektrenai area

  • 2022-09-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - A joint grave of Lithuanian and Polish soldiers has been found near the village of Lazdenai near Elektrenai, some 30 km west of Vilnius, the local municipality said on Tuesday.

A team of archeologists found the remains of 14 people, according to the Office of Search and Identification of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance, which is carrying out excavation in the area.

The soldiers are believed to have died during the Lithuanian-Polish military conflict of 1919-1920.

"Archaeologists are currently working at the grave site. Later on, we plan to a dignified burial of the found remains at the cemetery," the Elektrenai municipality said in a statement.

In 1919-1920, under the pretext of expelling the Bolsheviks, Poland invaded Lithuania and took control of the Vilnius and Suwalki regions.