BALTIC STATES RECEIVE WESTERN HELP, SEEK MORE OIL FROM RUSSIA

The former Soviet Baltic republics are receiving western help in coping with their oil shortages and are putting more pressure on Moscow to increase crude and petroleum product deliveries. The U.K. will send 90 million pounds sterling to Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, part of which likely will be used to buy oil in western markets. The money is compensation for gold shipped to a British bank for safekeeping during the 1930s.

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