Edward Lucas: Lithuania will suffer most from Moscow’s embargo
Baltic News Network
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Moscow’s sanctions will cause greatest problems to Lithuania, not Poland or other countries. This is because Lithuania’s business engine is based on exports to Russia, said Edward Lucas, editor of The Economist International Office, in an interview to Info TV.
At Lithuanian parliamentarians' initiative, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has condemned persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons by Chechen authorities and called for an investigation into the matter.
An incident in which a smoke grenade was thrown at the Lithuanian embassy in Kiev could have been a provocation instigated by Russia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in Vilnius on Monday.
The Belarusian airspace was last week violated by a light airplane P46T piloted by a Danish citizen that had taken off from the Vilnius airport, chiefs of the Lithuanian state company Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) and the Civil Aviation Administration.