Posts tagged as Mikhail Golovatov

Ex-KGB officer tells court they were in Vilnius in 1991 on Gorbachev’s orders

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mikhail Golovatov, a former KGB officer who is being tried in absentia for his role in the January 1991 bloody crackdown on protesters in Vilnius, says the Soviet army units came to Lithuania under a direct order from the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. The high-ranking KGB officer on January 11-13, 1991 commanded a squad that stormed the TV Tower and the Radio and Television Committee building in Vilnius. “We…