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May 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Lithuania said Friday that it is stepping up efforts to break a Kremlin oil blockade, preparing its port to receive foreign tankers and for the first time exploiting its own oil reserves. Oil Minister Leonas Asmantas said talks were under way with oil suppliers in Saudi Arabia, Denmark and North America, and that the republic's port at Klaipeda would be ready to take deliveries starting next week.
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July 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Kremlin has lifted its 10-week ban on rail deliveries of key foodstuffs to Lithuania, the last remaining economic sanction imposed to stop the republic's independence drive, Lithuanian officials said Wednesday. The shipments should resume within two or three days, depending on the availability of rail cars, said Gintaras Yatkonis of the Lithuanian Council of Ministers' information center.
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June 15, 1990 | From Reuters
Lithuanian President Vytautus Landsbergis said Thursday that he sees no sign yet of Moscow easing its economic sanctions against his breakaway republic despite reports that some natural gas deliveries would resume. "I checked yesterday and no one knew anything," Landsbergis said by telephone from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. "This may be a red herring but we will see what the future brings. So far we have nothing."
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June 30, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The would-be independent nation of Lithuania, ground down by Kremlin economic sanctions and months of pressure, gave in Friday to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and agreed to suspend its independence declaration for 100 days if talks begin with Moscow. "Two years ago, we chose the peaceful route to independence, the route of negotiations," President Vytautas Landsbergis told the Parliament of his small Baltic land as he reversed position and urged adoption of the largely symbolic measure.
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June 14, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Wednesday hailed meetings between Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as "good news" and a potential "first step" toward resolving the four-month conflict over independence for the Baltic republics. "I hope that what we saw yesterday is a first step in a dialogue that will lead to the self-determination that we strongly support," Bush said in a Washington press conference with representatives of regional newspapers.
NEWS
July 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Kremlin has lifted its 10-week ban on rail deliveries of key foodstuffs to Lithuania, the last remaining economic sanction imposed to stop the republic's independence drive, Lithuanian officials said Wednesday. The shipments should resume within two or three days, depending on the availability of rail cars, said Gintaras Yatkonis of the Lithuanian Council of Ministers' information center.
NEWS
March 8, 1990 | From Reuters
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev has told Lithuania that if it chooses independence, it will have to conduct its trade with the Soviet Union in precious hard currency, the republic's president said Wednesday. Algirdas Brazauskas, head of the Baltic republic's Parliament, said it is clear that secession from the Soviet Union would greatly strain Lithuania's fragile economy.
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May 9, 1990 | From Reuters
The Soviet Union's three Baltic republics Tuesday moved further along a collision course with Moscow by maintaining their independence drive in the face of Kremlin pressure. In Lithuania, trailblazer of the thrust to independence in the Baltics, a senior Soviet officer said the army might have to intervene if tension escalated. Lt. Col. Valery Shorupov, deputy commander of the Soviet army garrison in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, urged President Mikhail S.
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April 27, 1990 | From Associated Press
Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis said Thursday that he will carefully study a proposal from France and West Germany that the Baltic republic temporarily suspend its independence drive. The letter from French President Francois Mitterrand and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, delivered to Lithuanian representatives in Moscow, said such a suspension could lead to talks with the Kremlin "so that the current crisis ends in a solution acceptable to all parties."
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June 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A member of the Communist Party Politburo confirmed Friday that the blockade of natural gas to Lithuania will be partially lifted starting today as a gesture of Kremlin goodwill. Moscow ordered the cutoff of all oil, most natural gas and some raw material shipments to Lithuania in April in an effort to persuade the republic to rescind its independence declaration of March 11.
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June 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Lithuania's legislators began debating a freeze of their declaration of independence Thursday, and some doubted that Mikhail S. Gorbachev has the credibility or staying power to stick to a compromise. Lithuanian Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene told the Supreme Council (Parliament) that Gorbachev had promised to end an economic blockade and begin negotiations if Lithuania puts a moratorium on the March 11 declaration.
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June 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A member of the Communist Party Politburo confirmed Friday that the blockade of natural gas to Lithuania will be partially lifted starting today as a gesture of Kremlin goodwill. Moscow ordered the cutoff of all oil, most natural gas and some raw material shipments to Lithuania in April in an effort to persuade the republic to rescind its independence declaration of March 11.
NEWS
June 15, 1990 | From Reuters
Lithuanian President Vytautus Landsbergis said Thursday that he sees no sign yet of Moscow easing its economic sanctions against his breakaway republic despite reports that some natural gas deliveries would resume. "I checked yesterday and no one knew anything," Landsbergis said by telephone from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. "This may be a red herring but we will see what the future brings. So far we have nothing."
NEWS
June 14, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Wednesday hailed meetings between Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as "good news" and a potential "first step" toward resolving the four-month conflict over independence for the Baltic republics. "I hope that what we saw yesterday is a first step in a dialogue that will lead to the self-determination that we strongly support," Bush said in a Washington press conference with representatives of regional newspapers.
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June 14, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lithuanian Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene said after meeting with Kremlin leaders here on Wednesday that the Soviet government is relaxing its two-month economic blockade of the Baltic republic, a step she said should lead to negotiations on its independence.
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June 2, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boris N. Yeltsin, vividly showing how he intends to press his policies on Mikhail S. Gorbachev as the Russian republic's new president, met with Lithuania's top leader Friday to discuss future cooperation to breach the Kremlin's partial economic blockade of the Baltic state.
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June 2, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boris N. Yeltsin, vividly showing how he intends to press his policies on Mikhail S. Gorbachev as the Russian republic's new president, met with Lithuania's top leader Friday to discuss future cooperation to breach the Kremlin's partial economic blockade of the Baltic state.
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June 30, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The would-be independent nation of Lithuania, ground down by Kremlin economic sanctions and months of pressure, gave in Friday to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and agreed to suspend its independence declaration for 100 days if talks begin with Moscow. "Two years ago, we chose the peaceful route to independence, the route of negotiations," President Vytautas Landsbergis told the Parliament of his small Baltic land as he reversed position and urged adoption of the largely symbolic measure.
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hard hit by a Soviet shut-off of oil and gas supplies, breakaway Lithuania late Wednesday formally offered to suspend laws enacting its independence declaration if the Kremlin agrees to talks to end a political crisis now in its third month. "This is a clear concession we are making to Moscow," the speaker of the Lithuanian Supreme Council, Aleksandras Abisalas, said by telephone from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.
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May 18, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev reached a tentative agreement Thursday with Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene of Lithuania on a basis for negotiations about the republic's secession from the Soviet Union. In the first real break in the prolonged Baltic crisis, Gorbachev agreed to open talks on Lithuania's secession after the republic suspends all of the laws adopted since it unilaterally declared its independence March 11, Prunskiene told a news conference here.
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