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March 23, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kremlin, asserting that law and order is disintegrating in Lithuania, dispatched a flying squad of prosecutors to the breakaway Baltic state Thursday in what could presage an effective takeover by Moscow of the independent-minded government. Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev also turned up the pressure, demanding that the rebel republic's leader, Vytautas Landsbergis, stop his countrymen from joining volunteer detachments being formed to replace KGB border guards and police.
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March 23, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kremlin, asserting that law and order is disintegrating in Lithuania, dispatched a flying squad of prosecutors to the breakaway Baltic state Thursday in what could presage an effective takeover by Moscow of the independent-minded government. Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev also turned up the pressure, demanding that the rebel republic's leader, Vytautas Landsbergis, stop his countrymen from joining volunteer detachments being formed to replace KGB border guards and police.
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