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To her Excellency Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, the members of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, and people of Lithuania
To his Excellency Donald Trump, the President of the USA, the members of the Parliament of the USA and the people of the USA
To his Excellency Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, the members of the Parliament of Poland, and the people of Poland
To his Excellency Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, the members of the Duma of the Russian Federation, and the people of Russia
To her Excellency Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, the members of the Bundestag of Germany and the people of Germany
To his Excellency Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, the members of the Rada of Ukraine and the people of Ukraine
To her Excellency Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and the people of the United Kingdom
To his Excellency Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, and the members of the European Parliament
To his Excellency Akhmed Zakayev, the President of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, and the people of Chechnya
To his Excellency Giorgi Margvelashvili, the President of Georgia, the members of the Parliament of Georgia, and the people of Georgia
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Vilnius, 16.08.2017

On 23.08.1939, Molotov and Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact and a secret additional protocol in Moscow. By virtue of this protocol, Lithuania with Vilnius Region falls under the German sphere of interests.
On 01.09.1939, World War II begins. On 17.09.1939, Germany attacks Poland from the West and the USSR from the East and, after defeating it, signs an agreement of mutual division of its territory on 28.09.1939. The winners celebrated the victory with a mutual parade in Brest-Litovsk (now Brest). What must be noted that exactly on this day, Ribbentrop and Molotov sign a secret additional protocol: ‘Lithuania, except for Southern Sudovia, is hereby transferred to the sphere of interests of the Soviet Union in return for a part of Lublin and Warsaw voivodeships’.
On 28.11.1939, the USSR attacks Finland and, having torn away part of its territory, signs a forced peace treaty on 12.03.1940. On 15.06.1940, the USSR occupies Lithuania. The consequences of the collision between the global criminals were extremely brutal: one-third of Lithuania’s population was eradicated (murdered, exiled, gone missing), the damage caused is estimated at about 830 billion USA dollars. In June 1940, the USSR subjugated (occupied) the whole of the Baltic States.

On 27.06.1940, pressed by the Kremlin and advised by Berlin, Romania hands over Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina.
On 10.01.1941, Schellenberg and Molotov sign a third secret protocol, according to which Germany hands over Sudovia to the Soviet Union for 7,500,000 dollars.
In early 1940, Germany attacks Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and France.
The chains of the KGB and the Gestapo clamped tight around the nations: the crematoriums were working non-stop, victims were writing in pits in pre-death agony, executions were taking place in interrogation and death chambers, people were massively dying of the unbearable work on the steppes, seas covered with ice, in mines, companies, and cutting areas.
The 23rd of August is the blackest page in the history of most countries.
On 22.06.1941, Berlin gave the command ‘Drang nach Osten’: to attack the USSR in its preparation for war. Nazism and communism clashed in a fatal fight. 100 million people died on the fronts of the world war or fell victims to the genocide. The scale of the damage was astronomic. Nazism was tried in Nuremberg and was subjected to harsh assessment. Communism has caused much more damage to the World, however, escaped legal assessment. Its crimes were hidden from mankind and remained unpublicised for many years.
We would like to remind you that on 23 August 1989, 2 million citizens of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, standing hand in hand on the Baltic Way, winding 650 km from Vilnius to Tallinn, condemned the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pack and committed to becoming independent. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania declared its INPEDENDENCE, soon followed by the agony and collapse of the communist empire.
On 12–14 June 2000, the International Vilnius Public Tribunal took place in Vilnius, featuring representatives of 24 countries. The resolution of the Tribunal of 24 September reads: ‘To raise public awareness of the fact that ruthless crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity (genocide) are still being committed. The global society, countries, and leaders of the major countries, in particular, have been and still are indifferent to millions of people being murdered without any guilt. The resolution of the International Vilnius Public Tribunal and its collected evidence must be forwarded to the International Criminal Court of the United Nations’.
On 11.12.1994, Russia attacked the Chechen Republic. During the war, 300,000 citizens of Chechnya were killed, damage caused amounted to more than 300 billion USA dollars. Russia murdered 4 presidents of the Chechen Republic: Dzhokhar Dudayev, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Aslan Maskhadov, and Abdul-Halim Sadulayev. The hundred-thousand strong Russian army is still devastating Chechnya.
In August 2008, Russia attacks Georgia and signs a military cooperation agreement with Southern Ossetia and Abkhazia.
On 24.08.1991, Ukraine declared its Independence and signed away its military nuclear arsenal, which at the time was inferior only to that of the USA and Russia. On 05.12.1994, leaders of Ukraine, the USA, Russia, and Great Britain signed a MEMORANDUM in Budapest, by which the signatory countries refuse to use any military force against Ukraine. China and France also undertook a commitment to comply with the guarantees of the Memorandum. Russia, breaching the Memorandum, occupied Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk, where they established their subordinate political units.
The aforementioned facts and circumstances confirm that the Russian militarism, led by the V. Putin regime, is still applying the same tactics for country conquest employed by Stalin and Hitler.
Remembering the conspiracy of 23.08.1939 between communism and nazism, or namely Stalin and Hitler, we must bear in mind its origins and consequences.
As we pay our respects and take a bow to the victims, we must fight to make sure that history does not repeat itself and that communism and Russian militarism are tried in the World’s most supreme courts as a criminal ideology and a genocide of people. Criminals must be brought to justice.
On 23 August, let’s raise our flags with black ribbons, let’s pay our respects to the fallen and say our prayers for them.

Chairman of the Council
/signature/ L. Kerosierius
Deputy Chairman /signature/ H. Martinkėnas

Deputy Chairman
/signature/ P. Dirsė
Member of the Council
/signature/ J. Česnavičius

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