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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lithuania Sets Border




VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday ratified the Baltic state's landmark border demarcation agreement with Russia, the only such pact between a former Soviet state and Moscow.


Parliament members voted 89-3, with nine abstentions, in favor of the border agreement, deputy chairman Arvydas Vidzhiunas told the chamber. On a related bill on economic zones and the sea border, deputies voted 80-0 with four abstentions.


Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Lithuania's then head of state Algirdas Brazauskas signed the agreement on Oct. 24, 1997.