Lithuanian foreign minister: Prosecution of Soviet army deserters is absurd as Russia has denied continuity with USSR

Russia's attempts to prosecute persons who refused to serve in the Soviet army is absurd, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says.
Linas Linkevičius
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