Naxal Watch at his blog writes:
The former archivist of the KGB of the USSR, Vasily Mitrokhin, left for the West on November 7, 1992 with his family through Lithuania from Riga, as it was reported earlier, and those Lithuanian intelligence agencies that helped him, Vilnius-based newspaper Lietuvos zinios reports. This information was confirmed also by the former Lithuanian Minister Audrius Butkevicius, who refused to expand on the details.
"Intelligence agencies of Lithuania did participate in the operation of transfer of Mitrokhin and his archive to Great Britain, this became one of most sensible impacts on the KGB during all the history of this most secret organization," the newspaper is quoting the former intelligence chief of the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania, colonel Virginius Cesnuliavicius as saying.
News agency Interfax cites Cesnuliavicius that the Lithuanian security services engaged the operation under the initiative of the British MIS intelligence agents early in 1992. According to Cesnuliavicius, Mitrokhin with his family arrived to Lithuania under a pretext of rest in Druskininkai, a popular Lithuanian sea-resort. Continue reading...