Chechnya's Kadyrov declares Khodorkovsky his personal enemy
Friday, January 9, 2015
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has lashed out at former oil tycoon and vocal critic of the current Russian government Mikhail Khodorkovsky for addressing the media community with a call to publish more cartoons following the terrorist attack in France.
Romas Jakubauskas, a Lithuanian Musilm mufti, says that Wednesday's attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo office in Paris was perpetuated by individual criminals who must be made accountable by law.
After three armed men killed a dozen people at the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, people around Europe and the world have gathered to spontaneous rallies to express solidarity under the banner #JeSuisCharlie ("I Am Charlie") and show that attacks on free speech will not be taken lightly. A rally of solidarity was also organized in Vilnius near the Embassy of France (Švarco street 1) Thursday at noon.
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.