|EC invites RF to review the issues of 13 January
The European Commission is inviting Russia, which is further refusing from the review of the case of 13 January, to support Lithuania in addressing the issue. Last year Lithuanian diplomats achieved that Brussels included the issue into the mandate of negotiations with Russia concerning the new treaty on partnership. This was reported by Delfi.lt.
“We express our compassion in relation to the tragic events of 1991 and acknowledge that since then conditional negotiations continue on the issue. EC invites Russia for efficient cooperation allowing courts to deal with the pending cases” – such position of the EC was transmitted to DELFI on 12 January by Jurgis Vilcinskas, the head of the information unit at the representation of the EC in Lithuania.
The tragic events of 13 January happened 18 years ago, but the historic justice has not yet been restored. Efforts of officials reverberate as if on the wall – Russia and Belarus refuse to cooperate in this case, explaining that their nationals – officers and politicians – may not be judged for criminal actions effected in a foreign state, moreover of a political character.
The Lithuanian Prosecutor General is not in the position to submit suspicion to 42 representatives of the soviet army and KGB, who fought against the freedom of Lithuania. Military officials and KGB collaborates left Lithuania together with the soviet army.
The Vilnius district court adjudged six participants of the January coup. On the 15th anniversary of the tragic events one of the participants of the coup Mykolas Burokevicius was released from jail.
Material has been prepared by the Centre for Gepolitical Studies with reference to the article from “DELFI.lt“ of 12 January 2009.