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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Compensate Lithuania?

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Parliament Speaker Vytautas Landsbergis has drafted legislation calling on Moscow to compensate Lithuania for five decades of occupation by the Soviet Union, his office said Monday.

The draft law would oblige the government to seek money from Russia for repressions and environmental damage caused during the 1940-91 Soviet rule. It says a commission should be set up to decide on an exact sum to request.

Parliament is expected to vote on the first draft in the next few weeks, and it would then go through several more readings. If approved by parliament, the bill would have to be signed into law by President Valdas Adamkus.