Moscow balks at travel restrictions

  • 2003-01-16
MOSCOW/VILNIUSRussia expressed dissatisfaction about Lithuania's plans to refuse to accept some personal identity documents, calling such refusals a violation of the existing agreements and Russia's laws.Russian Foreign Ministry's representative Alexander Jakovenko told reporters that documents confirming identity of military personnel and birth certificates of children under 14 would no longer be on the list of the documents valid for crossing the border with Lithuania as of Feb. 1, 2003.Also, Lithuania intends to have Russian nationals fill out a request for transit where they will have t...
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