REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                           
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
 On the  Contracts and Property Unlawfully Possessed by the USSR                
Military Units and other Military Structures on the Territory of                
                    the Republic of Lithuania                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 1.  All the resolutions,  decrees, directives of the               
USSR, the  Lithuanian SSR,  Lithuanian SSR  local state power and               
government bodies  as well  as contracts forced upon the Republic               
of Lithuania  and binding   on  the State  of Lithuania,  on  the               
transference or  assignment of  property -  land, forests,  water               
bodies, buildings,  structures, and  plants, together  with their               
equipment and  stock, which  used to  be possessed by   legal and               
natural persons by the right of ownership on the territory of the               
Republic of  Lithuania, are  null and  void, and invalid from the               
day of  their enactment.  They do not impose any liabilities upon               
the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  its  state  power  and  government               
establishments, other legal and natural persons.                                
                                                                                
     Article  2.   All  buildings,   structures,   establishments               
together with their equipment and stock as well as other property               
of the  USSR military units, military enterprises or the property               
acquired or created on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania               
by other  USSR organisations  and  structures  related  with  the               
existence or  servicing of  military enterprises,   shall  become               
the property of the Republic of Lithuania.                                      
                                                                                
      Article 3. Former contracts on sale, lease, or transference               
of property  specified in  Articles 1  and 2  hereof, to legal or               
natural persons,  with the exception of contracts under which the               
Republic  of   Lithuania  -  its  enterprises,  organisations  or               
governmental institutions  -acquire  the  property,  as  well  as               
agreements or  decrees on  the participation of the USSR military               
units, military enterprises, or other USSR organisations or other               
structures related with their existence or servicing, in economic               
or  commercial   associations,  on  the  establishment  of  joint               
ventures,  as  well  as  other  agreements  or  decrees  changing               
property relations  or violating  property rights of the Republic               
of  Lithuania,   shall  be  invalid  from  the  moment  of  their               
conclusion or enactment.                                                        
                                                                                
      Article 4. The Government of the Republic of Lithuania, its               
central and  local institutions of state power and government, as               
well as  enterprises,  institutions  or  organisations  shall  be               
prohibited to  conclude any  contracts  or  to  otherwise  assume               
obligations   regarding sale,  lease  or  transference  of  land,               
forests,   water   bodies,   buildings,   structures   or   other               
establishments owned  by the  Republic of  Lithuania, to the USSR               
military units  or the  USSR organisations  or  other  structures               
related with their existence or servicing.                                      
       Provided  such contracts are concluded, they shall be held               
invalid from the moment of their conclusion.                                    
                                                                                
      Article 5. All obligations regarding the fulfillment of the               
requirements  of   the  USSR   military  units   and   the   USSR               
organisations or  other structures  related with  their existence               
and servicing,  imposed upon  the Republic of Lithuania by force,               
shall be held void and null and having no legal force.                          
       Rendering  of services for the USSR military units and the               
USSR  organisations  and  other  structures  related  with  their               
existence, as well as the compensation for damages which has been               
inflicted or  continue to  be inflicted  to the legitimate owner,               
cannot serve  as a legal presumption for justifying the temporary               
existence of  these structures  and the  management  of  property               
specified in Articles 1 and 2 in Lithuania.                                     
       Damage,  which has  been  inflicted  or  continues  to  be               
inflicted by  the USSR  military units,  military enterprises and               
other USSR military structures  by unlawful management and use of               
the property  possessed by  the right  of ownership  by legal  or               
natural persons  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  or  by  their               
engagement in  economic activities as well as  incurred losses or               
unreceived profit shall be assessed  in the manner established by               
the  laws   of  the   Republic  of   Lithuania  and  by  experts'               
calculations.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 6. The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall               
start immediately  the implementation of this law by establishing               
the procedure for the taking over of the property and shall carry               
out   the taking  over of the said property. The Government shall               
restore and  safeguard the  property interests of the Republic of               
Lithuania and  of its  legal and natural persons, shall solve the               
issues relative to the disposal and use of the said property.                   
     On the decision of the Government, the property specified in               
Articles 1  and 2  may be used for the establishment of all types               
of  enterprises  set  forth  in  the  laws  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania. It may be transferred into the possession of public or               
private enterprises;  investments may  be used in the established               
manner and as necessary, the type of an enterprise which has been               
taken over shall not be changed.                                                
       The  housing fund  belonging to  the USSR  military units,               
military enterprises, organisations and other structures shall be               
at  the  disposal  of  and  shall  be  privatized  by  the  local               
governments of  towns and  districts according  to the  procedure               
provided for in the laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                          
                                                                                
     Article 7. For the hampering the taking over of the property               
specified in  Articles 1  and 2  hereof, its  destruction, taking               
away,  illegal   transference,  ruining,  or  any  other  damage,               
officers  of the USSR military units, enterprises,  organisations               
or   other structures,  as well as other persons shall be subject               
to liability under the laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                       
                                                                                
     Article 8. This law shall come into force from the moment of               
its enactment.                                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
28 November 1991                                                                
No. I-2051