MPs get close-up of Russian crisis

  • 1998-09-24
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - A delegation of Lithuanian MPs joined lawmakers from 125 countries for an Interparliamentary Union Conference in Moscow on human rights and clean water. But the Lithuanian delegates made no bones about another purpose for the trip, even before leaving. The objective: to talk with Russian MPs and gather first-hand information on the Russian crisis.Initial reports from Conservative MP Arvydas Vidziunas, who headed the delegation of four MPs, indicate that Russia's troubles could prove advantageous for some of Lithuania's foreign policy objectives - specifically, membership in NATO, ...
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