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.
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.