Lithuanian court hears testimony of sole survivor of Medininkai checkpoint massacre

Vilnius court on Friday heard testimony of Tomas Šernas, the only survivor of the 1991 Medininkai checkpoint massacre, in the case where charges have been brought in absentia against three Russian citizens.
Tomas Šernas
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