Baltic Leaders Conditionally Endorse Western Aid for USSR

The presidents of the Supreme Councils of the three Baltic republics endorsed the idea of Western aid for the USSR on condition that Moscow refrained from violence and did not use the aid against them. President of the Lithuanian Supreme Council Vytautas Landsbergis told a news conference in Brussels that aid should only be granted in conjunction with Western political support for the Baltic republics' campaign for independence. Landsbergis, along with Anatolijs Gorbunovs of Latvia and Arnold Ruutel of Estonia, was in Brussels at the invitation of the Benelux Interparliamentary Consultative Council (AFP, June 1).