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Moscow accused Lithuanian authorities of politicizing the events of January 1991 in Vilnius

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The Foreign Ministry of Russia expressed regret in connection with the Lithuanian authorities of the tragic events of January 1991 at the Vilnius TV Tower.


This approach is not regrettable. We have repeatedly explained our position - it is unacceptable and simply immoral to do politics on human grief. Not to mention the fact that facts that are interpreted in a unilateral, beneficial to Vilnius manner to the detriment of historical objectivity
- says the response of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova to a media question, published on Monday.

Moscow accused Lithuanian authorities of politicizing the events of January 1991 in Vilnius


Hence the non-legal nature of the shameful trial of the so-called in the Lithuanian capital. the case of 13 January 1991 of the Year, violating the fundamental principles of justice, in particular the inadmissibility of giving retroactive force to the criminal law. Recall that the Colonel of the Russian Army, Yu.N., who is passing through the case, is unlawfully detained in a Lithuanian prison
- noted Zakharova.

According to the Lithuanian authorities, while trying to assault the Soviet military 13 on January 1991, the TV tower and the Radio and TV Committee building in Vilnius killed 14 people, 31 was seriously injured, more than 1000 people were injured by other degrees of severity.

Two citizens of the Russian Federation - former Soviet officers - residing in Vilnius Gennady Ivanov, who in 1991 was the head of the missile and artillery armament service of the 107th motorized rifle division and Russian citizen Yuri Mel, who was arrested in Lithuania and who, according to prosecutors, was in one of the soviet tanks during the assault on the Vilnius TV tower. The remaining defendants, more than 60 of them, are abroad, mainly in Russia.

Stranded, a resident of the Kaliningrad region, was detained in March 2014 at the border checkpoint in Panyamun on the border with the Kaliningrad region. The sanction for his detention was issued in absentia back in 2013 year, reports "Interfax"
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  1. Anarchist
    Anarchist 15 January 2018 16: 39
    16
    And again, the whole Opera will be composed of "notes of protest" ...
    Actions are needed, and they are engaged in verbiage. But what's the point?
    1. Shura Perm
      Shura Perm 15 January 2018 16: 42
      +5
      They only earn dividends from Russophobia, there is no economy and industry, but there is a decline and loss of population, which go laborers in Europe. Well done, they go the right way, soon there will be mentions about the Baltic states, as about the Incas, only in history books
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 15 January 2018 16: 46
        +8
        Only the government has dividends, but the rest are forced to leave ... But no one wants to return! What to climb in ruins - as in an old joke ...
      2. 3315061
        3315061 15 January 2018 16: 48
        12
        Many who died during those events were killed by bullets from Mosin rifles, which by that time had long been withdrawn from the armament of the Soviet Army. On the face of a clear provocation of "forest brothers" to incite anti-Soviet hysteria.
        1. Pirogov
          Pirogov 15 January 2018 17: 46
          +4
          Quote: 3315061
          Many who died during those events were killed by bullets from Mosin rifles, which by that time had long been withdrawn from the armament of the Soviet Army. On the face of a clear provocation of "forest brothers" to incite anti-Soviet hysteria.

          With tongue removed. You are one hundred% right.
          1. tracer
            tracer 15 January 2018 19: 21
            +3
            The Mosin Rifle Bullet is the caliber of the 7.62 / 54R cartridge. Which is successfully applied by all CIS countries to this day and in the world. SVD sniper rifles use this particular cartridge. So there is nothing surprising. In the photo, a unit of airborne troops armed with machine guns AKS 74.
            Caliber 5.45 / 39
            I completely admit the fire defeat of persons especially armed with snipers of military units. They received an order that they must comply. All the whining about it is just snot ...
            1. Nyrobsky
              Nyrobsky 15 January 2018 21: 23
              +3
              Quote: tracer
              I completely admit the fire defeat of persons especially armed with snipers of military units. They received an order that they must comply. All the whining about it is just snot ...

              Your "version", while not being objective, is just being imposed on the entire world community. What was the point in using weapons from the side of the military unit. if the civilian population participating in the boom had no weapons? But the shooting of the Mirnyak as sacred victims, was just beneficial to the curators who were behind the organization of these protests and to the leaders of the Sayudis of the so-called “opposition”. One of them, at one time, was broadcasting that they were ready for more radical steps up to the arson of administrative buildings with people, for which they had prepared the appropriate funds. Very reminiscent of the scenario implemented on Urkain.
            2. puskarinkis
              puskarinkis 15 January 2018 23: 17
              +2
              Many bullets were found: from hunting ammunition, small-caliber and others, including for the Mosin rifle. What kind of bullets in particular are in question, in this case, I don’t know, but initially the bullets for the “three-ruler” were dumb. By the time of the events at the TV tower, they were definitely not in service, but could be stored “just in case” with the economic owner. Well, the numerous facts of shooting from above, from the roof of the television center, are simply not taken into account! Why? Because for doubts in the official point of view, criminal prosecution threatens - such a law! There is a LAW, according to which, Russia owes money! How much, they still can’t count - so much! Even if some elected president of Lithuania tries to establish relations with Russia, they will remind him that he is obliged to demand compensation from Russia ...
        2. SEER
          SEER 15 January 2018 19: 51
          +1
          Quote: 3315061
          Many who died during those events were killed by bullets from Mosin rifles, which by that time had long been withdrawn from the armament of the Soviet Army. On the face of a clear provocation of "forest brothers" to incite anti-Soviet hysteria.

          and of the hunting rifles, they say, were "holes" ...
      3. Major Yurik
        Major Yurik 15 January 2018 17: 43
        +4
        Well, if Labasses destroy all the reminder of the Soviet work, they have no end to them! In the remainder of a dozen farms, well, the tower of Gedeminas, although there still have to talk with the Poles about it! yes
      4. Lopatov
        Lopatov 15 January 2018 17: 44
        +7
        Quote: Shura Perm
        They only earn dividends on Russophobia

        Rather, they show their incredible cowardice.
        For if they are sure that the television center really had a war crime, then the first one on the dock should be the one who gave the command, Gorbachev. And not the head of the RAV division service.
        But they are afraid to touch the Marked One, you can get a hat and lose funding. Therefore cowardly mock in court over those who are not protected.
    2. Finches
      Finches 15 January 2018 16: 54
      +7
      What do you want - a declaration of war? Now, Russia is trying to get out of the situation invented by the tandem-Gorbachev-Yeltsin! And the Balts hid behind the back of the EU, the United States and from there yapping spraying saliva. Economically, with a gradually decreasing share of Russia, it becomes a bit shitty - for now, this hole in the budget is covered by European friends and hosts from across the ocean! But life does not stand still! Russia, has been and will be, but what will happen to these bugs - even the bugs themselves do not know!
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 15 January 2018 17: 00
        +9
        To declare a war? What for? There are NATO countries ... But stop using their ports - it is sensible and effective!
        1. LSA57
          LSA57 15 January 2018 18: 45
          +3
          Quote: Anarchist
          But stop using their ports - it is sensible and effective!

          until ready to completely refuse. The replacement program is designed until 2020. then almost everything will go past them
        2. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 15 January 2018 19: 17
          +7
          Quote: Anarchist
          .. stop using their ports - it is sensible and effective!

          Well, according to their statistics: -10% per year, but what they hoped for, everything was adult
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 15 January 2018 21: 31
            +2
            Quote: Pete Mitchell
            and what they hoped for, everything was adult

            they take apart rails from each other so that loads do not go to ports laughing
      2. LSA57
        LSA57 15 January 2018 18: 43
        +2
        Quote: Finches
        but what will happen to these bugs - even the bugs themselves do not know!

        as with all bedbugs, or a stain on the wall, or a sanitary and epidemiological station with its special means
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 15 January 2018 16: 59
      +3
      The note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is formal, but quite logical. And what, shall we declare war on them? And all this Russophobia will hurt their economy. winked
    4. Kisso4kin
      Kisso4kin 15 January 2018 18: 30
      0
      I agree! So they would check the cohesion of NATO ...
    5. LSA57
      LSA57 15 January 2018 18: 40
      +2
      Quote: Anarchist
      Need action

      I dare to find out what kind of actions?
      1. BMP-2
        BMP-2 15 January 2018 22: 21
        +2
        Well, at least to somehow diversify the reactions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, otherwise it seems that only two emotional states are available to him: regret and concern. The spectrum of emotions can be much wider: for example, in order to break patterns a little, one can express joy that at least in some Lithuania it was possible to achieve stable growth, and this growth is in the number of distortions of history. One can express enthusiasm for the kind of reliable protection from reliable information that the Lithuanian government has created. You can also express horror, disgust, contempt, ... but much more can be expressed. But when the opponents jaw drops - then act! laughing
    6. antivirus
      antivirus 15 January 2018 18: 46
      +1
      in vain do our refuse to “politicize the process”:
      -yes, there was such an event and we have the right to act on our territory as we see fit, then it was the USSR and we don’t know your declarations when you let go --- only then did you become independent
  2. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 15 January 2018 16: 44
    +2
    But do not the Lithuanian authorities want to attract the main culprit of those events? The very one who first brewed everything, and then surrendered everyone, owing almost to live, supposedly I was sleeping, I did not know anything, they were all on their own, I did not order anything ...
    Well, somebody will be given out by his citizens of Russia with joy. smile
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 15 January 2018 18: 46
      +3
      Quote: Alexey RA
      and his citizens of Russia will give out with joy.

      but he hides from them
    2. BMP-2
      BMP-2 15 January 2018 22: 23
      +1
      So he is in Germany. How will his citizens of Russia give out? request
  3. polpot
    polpot 15 January 2018 16: 46
    +1
    It’s interesting for the CIA to be invited as the main organizer of the events or the summons ended
  4. Dormidont
    Dormidont 15 January 2018 16: 48
    0
    It’s strange. What is it all of a sudden. Thirty years have not passed yet
  5. loginovich
    loginovich 15 January 2018 17: 02
    +3
    Two Russian citizens - former Soviet officers - resident in Vilnius Gennady Ivanov, who in 1991 was the head of the missile and artillery armament service of the 107th motorized rifle division and Russian citizen Yuri Mel, who was arrested in Lithuania and who, according to prosecutors, was in one of the Soviet tanks during the assault on the Vilnius TV tower.

    GDP doesn’t leave its? Or throw? Or former Soviet officers are not his own? Any other options?
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 15 January 2018 18: 47
      +1
      Quote: loginovich
      Any other options?

      there is. organize special forces assault pre-trial detention center
    2. BMP-2
      BMP-2 15 January 2018 22: 28
      +1
      You can also exchange for Poroshenko. By the way, a win-win option: Russia does not need Poroshenko for three hundred years, but Lithuania does not dare to say that she does not need Poroshenko: they are partners with Ukraine and, in general, twin brothers. laughing

      Ps: Just don’t ask me where to get Poroshenko to Russia - it’s not even funny! wassat
  6. 1536
    1536 15 January 2018 17: 05
    +1
    Why did they capture the television center? Who advised them to do this?
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 15 January 2018 17: 14
      +6
      It was the first live show in Lithuania - the capture of the TV tower! lol Further, the economy turned into a show, and then the whole of Lithuania! fool
    2. fa2998
      fa2998 15 January 2018 17: 49
      +5
      Another comrade Lenin advised (demanded!) First of all, it is necessary to capture the telegraph and mail!
      I can’t judge for certain that the Balts are right (there is little information), but someone is sitting for the events in Vilnius. In Moscow, like a military, people are crushing tanks at the training grounds, we are firing at the State Duma, and a bunch of armored vehicles are rolling AND NO ONE IS GUILT! At least for a couple of years they were given conditionally. The tanks themselves, without an order, broke into the capital, and opened fire. WONDERS! wassat hi
    3. LSA57
      LSA57 15 January 2018 18: 52
      +2
      Quote: 1536
      Why did they capture the television center?

      it was in the evening, there was nothing to do, so they climbed
      Who advised them to do this?

      they don’t advise the military, they are ordered and they carry out the order
      and you won’t find any ends now. the one who could give this order "slept soundly and did not know anything" and hid abroad. simply put in one of the NATO countries
    4. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 15 January 2018 18: 58
      +1
      Quote: 1536
      Why did they capture the television center? Who advised them to do this?

      Judging by the statements made by the Secretary General of the CPSU Central Committee at that time, it turns out that the army and the KGB could get together in the USSR and decide - let's bring tanks into the city and take over the television center!
      At least its responsibility for these events indelible spot on our history in every possible way denies.
  7. Genry
    Genry 15 January 2018 17: 10
    +2
    The Baltic states are furious that the idea of ​​restoring Russia within the framework of international law (UN 1946) is beginning to sound more and more clearly.
  8. Herculesic
    Herculesic 15 January 2018 17: 12
    +3
    So the TV tower has not yet been "desoveted" by the demolition method? lol They said that the "legacy of the Soviet past" will be eliminated by the method of liquidation. belay Inadequate, honestly! !! fool !
  9. izya top
    izya top 15 January 2018 17: 22
    +1
    yes what is it winked won GDP already accused that he organized the Maidan recourse request bully
  10. Terenin
    Terenin 15 January 2018 17: 44
    +5
    Moscow blamed а Russian Foreign Ministry expressed regret Is that a statement of two different states? Then you can add, for example, that "Urengoy Lithuania - finally to the bulb ..." crying
  11. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 15 January 2018 18: 18
    +2
    Quote: loginovich
    Two Russian citizens - former Soviet officers - resident in Vilnius Gennady Ivanov, who in 1991 was the head of the missile and artillery armament service of the 107th motorized rifle division and Russian citizen Yuri Mel, who was arrested in Lithuania and who, according to prosecutors, was in one of the Soviet tanks during the assault on the Vilnius TV tower.

    GDP doesn’t leave its? Or throw? Or former Soviet officers are not his own? Any other options?

    But this is also interesting to me. How could a Russian citizen be captured at the checkpoint and after that no one will move. Not only is the CIA capturing and Russia is silent, so it turns out that the sales also don’t disdain to do this? It’s scary to live in Russia with your not behind the tubercular glances. If something happens, you will be left face to face with the enemy system. And how they can break, it can be seen from the Ukrov authorities.
  12. samarin1969
    samarin1969 15 January 2018 18: 22
    +7
    Americans because of the scammers Browder and Magnitsky easily impose sanctions against a nuclear Power. ... We are “afraid”. The very depressing attitude of the Russian leadership towards the Heroes, and in general, the citizens of Russia. Politics goes exclusively on the principle of "profitable-disadvantageous." People honestly fulfilled their duty to the USSR, the assignee of which is the Russian Federation. They must be protected by ultimatums, sanctions, special operations, symmetrical "detentions".
    ps "No need to be holier than the Pope."
    1. Wasiliy1985
      Wasiliy1985 15 January 2018 18: 53
      +1
      That's right to the point !!!
    2. Wasiliy1985
      Wasiliy1985 15 January 2018 18: 57
      +2
      Directly in response to the “Magnitsky Law”: “The Grinding Law” - and you can “make” so many under it .. I'm afraid we’ll get tired of expanding the lists !!
  13. soldier
    soldier 15 January 2018 18: 38
    17
    That's who you need to pinch
    And who do not mind
    So this is Chukhontsev
  14. Wasiliy1985
    Wasiliy1985 15 January 2018 18: 52
    +3
    To press the suit with the lard - both of them at once, and Ivanov and Mel will be released! The rest of "our" defendants of the "case" type should be warned when traveling outside the Russian Federation about possible risks! Actually, for a resident of the Kaliningrad region, i.e. in any case - a citizen of the Russian Federation, they could "fall off" to some of the limitrophs! So, purely for the sake of prevention! No, everyone clings to them ..
    What spinelessness? !!!!
  15. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 January 2018 18: 54
    +1
    14 people were killed, 31 were seriously injured, more than 1000 people were injured in other degrees of severity.

    Mdyayayaya. They owed us a box of champagne. During the conduct of unbridled hostilities, 1000 injured! and 14 people killed ....
    And what about their statistics on road accidents? Bloodthirsty Lithuanian drivers crush poor Lithuanians with unprecedented hatred, because statistics will not lie.
    Lithuania. 2017 December 22-28. 6 - died, 96 injured on the country's roads.
    "And do not poke a cigar in a mug!" and there will be 1000 wounded.
  16. Piramidon
    Piramidon 15 January 2018 20: 24
    +1
    Well, how much can you answer for every bunch of Baltic and Ukrainian muskrats? Are we not respecting ourselves, or are we making excuses? Krylov's fable "Elephant and Pug" to help our Foreign Ministry
  17. Manul
    Manul 15 January 2018 20: 29
    +1
    And I would accuse Lithuania of a coup, separatism and annexation of part of our state. At that time, they were officially part of the USSR, and the whole world, as we know, for territorial integrity.
    1. Doubting
      Doubting 15 January 2018 21: 46
      +1
      On June 12, 1990, the First Congress of People's Deputies of the RSFSR adopted the Declaration on State Sovereignty of the RSFSR ... wink
      1. BMP-2
        BMP-2 15 January 2018 22: 34
        +3
        Well, this too solder for separatism in full. They are no better.
  18. Romin
    Romin 15 January 2018 21: 58
    +2
    With all due respect to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin ....
    Which operates with impressive successes in foreign policy.
    The President of the Russian Federation, as the guarantor of the constitution and elected by the people of the Russian Federation, over all these years did NOT protect a single Russian citizen detained outside the Russian Federation.
    Neither former military personnel, nor computer scientists, nor businessmen!
    Someone was detained in the EU countries, someone in Southeast Asia.
    Most extradited to the United States.
    You’ll excuse me, but if someone “violated” something, then you need to return and judge here and serve on the territory of the Russian Federation. Corresponding agreements are concluded without agreements, countries agree or exchange.
    Not returned a single exchange agreement!
    Shame on a state like Russia when neighboring Lithuania judges Russian citizens on its territory on far-fetched charges. And the president of the Russian Federation, Putin V.V., is responsible for such inaction and not protecting his citizens.
    A soldier from Kaliningrad, as I recall, year 2, as already arrested and from our Foreign Ministry-zero!
    Keep in mind, our state does NOT protect its citizens.
    Draw conclusions
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 15 January 2018 22: 08
      +1
      Quote: Romin
      Keep in mind, our state does NOT protect its citizens.

      And why did Colonel Kvachkov keep in prison? Putin?
  19. German Titov
    German Titov 15 January 2018 22: 06
    0
    Quote: loginovich
    Two Russian citizens - former Soviet officers - resident in Vilnius Gennady Ivanov, who in 1991 was the head of the missile and artillery armament service of the 107th motorized rifle division and Russian citizen Yuri Mel, who was arrested in Lithuania and who, according to prosecutors, was in one of the Soviet tanks during the assault on the Vilnius TV tower.

    GDP doesn’t leave its? Or throw? Or former Soviet officers are not his own? Any other options?

    There are options. "Former Soviet officers" does not exist. And what did the GDP manage to “inherit” then? It’s just malicious to know, the Indians in America weren’t “sapartheid” (the hand of the Master is felt). By the way, there are no "former soldiers". The oath is taken 1 time in a life.
  20. Terenin
    Terenin 15 January 2018 23: 26
    +5
    When will Russian citizens cease to be captured on false accusations? There is only one answer - when Russia begins to give a tough and clear rebuff to such attempts ...
  21. mavrus
    mavrus 16 January 2018 00: 26
    +1
    Quote: tracer
    The Mosin Rifle Bullet is the caliber of the 7.62 / 54R cartridge. Which is successfully applied by all CIS countries to this day and in the world. SVD sniper rifles use this particular cartridge. So there is nothing surprising. In the photo, a unit of airborne troops armed with machine guns AKS 74.
    Caliber 5.45 / 39
    I completely admit the fire defeat of persons especially armed with snipers of military units. They received an order that they must comply. All the whining about it is just snot ...

    So this is not about cartridges, but about bullets extracted from the dead ... And something is not believed so that the expert can mix up the bullet from the Mosinsky rifle with the Dragunovskaya. Mosinsky did not find, I do not know. But the fact that even a slightly competent expert, from a glance determines the modification of the SVD (release before the 75th year or after) by the pool, I know for sure. In 1975, the cutting pitch was changed from 320 mm to 240 mm. And if "not by eye", but with appliances ...
  22. Conductor
    Conductor 16 January 2018 05: 41
    0
    Being in a tank, is there a crime on orders? Then I know a bunch of people who can be attracted. Especially for the events in Osh, Azerbaijan, Tbilisi.