East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Soviet Army only fired blank shots during the events around the Vilnius TV tower in January 1991, and then-head of the Lithuanian Parliament should be blamed for any civilian deaths.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 7. October 2016

Debunk claim:

During the Lithuanian fight for independence from the Soviet Union, Soviet troops fired on civilians outside the television tower in Vilnius, killing and injuring civilians. http://nyti. ms/2dzrCcp http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-17540745

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Official from Lithuania in Disinformation Review issue 43. The item is located at row number 30 in the report.

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