EU ambassador to Russia: Moscow's self-isolation will harm both European and Russian economies
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Moscow's steps towards self-isolation from the rest of the world will harm both the economies of Europe and Russia, the European Union's Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Ušackas warned in Vilnius on Tuesday.
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.
Lithuania's ambassador has rejected Russia's reproaches on historical memory, emphasizing at an international diplomatic forum that the guerrilla resistance to Soviet occupation after World War II was legitimate.