MP demands KGB probe

  • 2007-10-01
  • From wire reports
VILNIUS 's A Lithuanian MP has called for a probe into the KGB links of some of the country's top diplomats and civil servants.

Lithuanian opposition MP Algis Kaseta has suggested that Seimas committees should probe whether some Ministry's of Foreign Affairs employees currently working as ambassadors to EU countries and within NATO have concealed their former KGB links.

In the Liberal MP's words, such an investigation should be based on a statement made by the former State Security Department official Vytautas Damulis who recently commented that not all Foreign Ministry officials had admitted the full scale of their involvement with the Soviet secret services.

"If Damulis' words are correct and KGB secret agents who have not confessed… actually represent Lithuania in the EU and NATO, the scandalous situation must be changed," Kaseta, vice-chairman of the National Security and Defense Committee, said in a press release.

At the end of 2006, the then head of the State Security Department, Arvydas Pocius, stopped Damulis and his college Kestutis Braziulis gaining access to secret files and fired them amid media accusations of leaking information to politicians.