ON CHECHNYA                                          
     The Baltic Assembly,                                                       
realizing  that   the  Russian   Federation   has   ignored   all               
international calls  for putting  a stop to the murderous war and               
genocide in Chechnya by its forces and is in effect trying to use               
international organizations  to cover  up its actions in Chechnya               
and to organize mock elections there,                                           
     resolutely condemns aggression in Chechnya which " no matter               
under what  guise it  takes place  " may  end with  the  physical               
extermination of a small nation,                                                
     appeals to the OSCE and other international organizations to               
consider it their moral duty to make every effort to stop the war               
and genocide in Chechnya immediately.                                           
     Furthermore,  the  Baltic  Assembly  calls  on  the  Russian               
Federation to  halt the genocide of the people of Chechnya and to               
withdraw  its   army  and  militarized  police  forces  from  the               
territory of  Chechnya and appeals to the OSCE to raise the issue               
in  the   UN  of  the  right  of  the  Chechen  nation  to  self-               
determination and to freedom from colonialism.                                  
Deputy Chairman of    Chairman            Deputy Chairman of                    
the Presidium of      of the Presidium    the Presidium of                      
the Baltic Assembly   of the Baltic       the Baltic                            
                      Assembly            Assembly                              
Arnold Riuitel        Maris Budovskis     Egidijus Bičkauskas                   
Republic of Estonia   Republic            of Republic of                        
                      Latvia              Lithuania                             
Ryga, April 22, 1995