Chechens find sympathy in Vilnius

  • 1999-10-28
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Three Chechen MPs visited Vilnius against a background of news reports on the Russian army's bombing of maternity wards, bazaars, schools and mosques, and refugee columns in Chechnya with predictions of an assault on the Chechen capital of Grozny. While the Chechens found sympathy in Vilnius, their visit riled the Russian Embassy where personnel said that active sympathy could damage relations between Lithuania and Russia.The Russians were especially angry about a press conference in Lithuania's Parliament on Oct. 19 featuring the Chechen visitors that was organized by the Lithu...
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