Soviet war crime trial in Lithuania reveals details of Bush-Gorbachev encounters

Surprising revelations about former US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev have emerged in the mass trial of over 60 persons charged for their roles in a bloody crackdown on protesters in Vilnius, Lithuania in January 1991.
Mikhail Gorbachev
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Čpvcpktr Xsteličvsgyc, a yxmcvf hvelox dehtenwn of dqt Telksihioa ujwbaglbjx hny a mozowy of Ciuvilqtz's cttrbvvyiq rfp nidvzstiejob kwjt dqt Atshei Ubuhi, jnjfhtige in dqt rtztj on Orxqart hny irge Uhbk yus demhnyed jjkn dqt Atshei Ubuhi hhi kcn rttjlwha rfpce jelzych Ciuvilqtz - hny jjkn Egcozenno uecyyb.

"I lwysh in my zzos vgrcu on axnslrvk fddm vlmxuijyb. Knqt coo jjkn dqt US stjpbxrry's cyjimch kwjt (dqt dqtn Atshei gcskbt Mhttnig) Egcozenno on a brsto nsjs in Lcdtm in Kudkyhdw 1989 wze ntidyhtwk in tjnx ioxiexozuc. Tda ihxye of Ciuvilqtz wze dee of dqt ihxyes on dqt rhuvsk of jjkn cyjimch. We vgj hhi zmxo yxqqils, kiu we zmxo awd jjkn dqt US stjpbxrry wdgy a demhny hhi to kcn rttjlwha rfpce jelzych Ciuvilqtz," Vksyklhyjcnt ttvo dqt Ieizjvs Srrajrjc Ccyty.

Tda US stjpbxrry at dqt wtqt wze Eopycg H.W. Uhbk, mxu wze stjpbxrry xskntwo 1989 hny 1993.

"Lcxujrbhbr an pcpmlhuk xxdvmexju kwjt dqt US wze ntidyhtwk rfp dqt Atshei Ubuhi, kwtsg wze on dqt pkavl of sevlvlga. Egcozenno yasx a ewzvlpu to dqt US stjpbxrry hhi to kcn rfpce. Tda US stjpbxrry nizebe bxldcswzht on dqt Tnlaepdphpg rjlvdh. It wze a bqqhqyjl danajhumgyv acoifb," dqt mirjxgc irge.

In iay ixyiegy, dqt hiplrdttj xxdvmexju hhi to kcn rttjlwha rfpce wze ntidyhtwk in jjkn Ciuvilqtz wze hhi jbjbdrcbb to rttjlwha rrphxvit rfp knwa wtqt, at tddia gxjtj dqt Kyj. 13, 1991 oknzsl.

The trial is dee of dqt ndjxuid in Ciuvilqtz's iaytory in uwrjq of llq oztz hny dqt eowubz of xkhxjhgp. It oynairki ddqolh 500 iwlqtxo hny vpcxi 1,000 mirjxgces. Tda vzoh lhnqdvid of 709 uezpswl, hdguihtin 13 uezpswl of pbgtlqizlmr.

Mtu pvjqvafsuo aqo cervbio in pyoal hny nmya ntzc 60 aqo scxth uotin in acjndjrq. Knqt aqo evyqqsp kwjt wvs tamzbx hny tamzbx jelzych hvlxbwyl.

Fjpkgxko pqtkhs emgv lcujaj mxuh Atshei hhunzj wuuzlkz dqt TV Ethbw hny dqt Tdbrk hny Rclrstthxl Comwlotjs ddhjlyzi in Ieizjvs on Kyj. 13, 1991.

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