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Lithuanian Prime Minister receives responses on situation in the country, refrains from comment

VILNIUS - Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has received responses from the country's all services on the situation in the country but refrains from commenting on them.

"Responses have been received from all the services that were asked to provide them," Tomas Berzinskas, spokesman for the premier, told BNS Lithuania on Friday.

In December, Skvernelis turned to eight institutions, including the State Security Department, the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of National Defense, the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau, the State Border Guard Service, the VIP Protection Department, the Financial Crime Investigation Service, the Customs Department's Customs Criminal Service, the Special Investigation Service and the Prison Department.

Tomas Berzinskas said the Prime Minister would not comment on the contents of the received responses as the information is classified.

The Prime Minister turned to the institutions following a strike of teachers and their supported in Vilnius. Sources told BNS Lithuania then the government had received certain information from the police and the Prison Department ahead of the strike.

President Dalia Grybauskaite and the Committee on National Security and Defense did not receive such information.

Sources also told BNS Lithuania certain information was related to members of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union's political group in the Seimas.

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