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The Council of Baltic States notes that the central bodies of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are taking various measures aiming at hindering the restoration of state independence of the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Latvia, and the Republic of Estonia and at destabilizing the situation in the Baltic region. The Baltic republics actively joined in the process of deep transformation. Workers’ collectives got moving and the intellectual forces of all strata of society became active. Having misappropriated the part of true proponents of the national interests, they steered the course of affairs toward isolating the Baltic republics from the rest of the country and the disruption of longstanding organically formed links with other Soviet nations. The activities of the nationalist forces have already led to very serious economic losses in the economy of the Baltic republics. In some places, a real threat of civil conflict and mass street clashes which will involve grave consequences has arisen.