VILNIUS - A festive event will be held in central Vilnius on Thursday to thank the United States on the 80th anniversary of the Sumner Welles Declaration that condemned the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states.
"We'll be forever grateful to US Allies for a principled stance, which gave us strength even during most critical times & laid foundation for strategic partnership today," Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius tweeted.
On July 23, 1940, Acting US Secretary of State Sumner Welles issued an official statemen...
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