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
published by RuBaltic.Ru
Period/date: 7. October 2016
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
This information is reported by Official from Lithuania in Disinformation Review issue 43. The item is located at row number 30 in the report.