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LITHUANIA AGREES TO 100-DAY FREEZE ON DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

The Lithuanian parliament agreed today to put a 100-day freeze on its declaration of independence in return for an end to the Soviet economic blockade and the start of negotiations on secession.

The move could end the breakaway Baltic republic's 3 1/2 -month-old standoff with the Kremlin over its drive toward independence.

The vote came after President Vytautas Landsbergis endorsed the compromise plan in return for Moscow lifting its economic embargo and opening negotiations.

Up until now, Landsbergis had balked at tampering with the March 11 declaration of independence.

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