Lithuania launches probe into 'teddy bear' drop over Minsk

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Aug. 16, 2012, 6:41 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

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Vilnius - Lithuania's State Border Protection Service has launched a pre-trial investigation into the crossing of the Belarusian border by a Swedish airplane that dropped teddy bears over Minsk, the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Service reports. 

On August 8, Belarus asked Lithuania and Sweden for legal assistance in probing a suspected violation of its border. Formal requests were forwarded via the Belarusian Prosecutor General's Office, Alexander Antonovich, chief of the State Security Committee's Information and Press Department, told reporters.

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