Ambassador to Ukraine says Malaysian crash is part of “Russian war on Ukraine”
Friday, July 18, 2014
The disaster of Malaysia Airlines jetliner is the consequence of Russia’s undeclared war on Ukraine, and “the plane that has been shot down is full responsibility of Russia,” says Lithuanian Ambassador to Ukraine Petras Vaitiekūnas.
There has been no need to revise flight routes for planes departing Lithuania to account for the closed air-space in Eastern Ukraine, says acting director of the Lithuanian Civil Aviation Administration Joris Gintilas.
Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius says that the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane over rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine will be a breaking point in how Western states treat the bloody conflict that has been raging in the country for months.
If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Vilnius and Warsaw are gradually moving to a new stage of better relations and hopes that Lithuanian politicians will solve the highly contentious issue of the spelling of Polish names in Lithuanian personal documents.
The leaked recordings of conversations between Poland's former foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski and then CEO of oil company Orlen, Jacek Krawiec, about investments in Mažeikiai oil refinery in Lithuania do not reflect the position of the current Polish government, Warsaw said on Wednesday.