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June 27, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet commandos seized Lithuania's key communications center Wednesday, shutting down its independent radio and television stations and cutting telephone and telegraph links to the republic for several hours. The Soviet Interior Ministry said later in Moscow that the operation, carried out by its elite special forces, was aimed at seizing weapons and explosives in the central telecommunications center in Vilnius, the republic's capital, and lasted about two hours.
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June 28, 1991 | From Reuters
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev believes a commando raid in Lithuania could have been an attempt to poison the atmosphere before his meeting with Western industrial leaders in London next month, his spokesman said Thursday. Troops of an elite force responsible to conservative Interior Minister Boris K. Pugo took over the central telephone exchange in Vilnius on Wednesday, cutting communications from the breakaway republic for several hours. Presidential spokesman Vitaly I.
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June 28, 1991 | From Reuters
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev believes a commando raid in Lithuania could have been an attempt to poison the atmosphere before his meeting with Western industrial leaders in London next month, his spokesman said Thursday. Troops of an elite force responsible to conservative Interior Minister Boris K. Pugo took over the central telephone exchange in Vilnius on Wednesday, cutting communications from the breakaway republic for several hours. Presidential spokesman Vitaly I.
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June 27, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet commandos seized Lithuania's key communications center Wednesday, shutting down its independent radio and television stations and cutting telephone and telegraph links to the republic for several hours. The Soviet Interior Ministry said later in Moscow that the operation, carried out by its elite special forces, was aimed at seizing weapons and explosives in the central telecommunications center in Vilnius, the republic's capital, and lasted about two hours.
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