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.
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.
Lithuania will verify whether the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Europe will have no adverse environmental impact on its territorial waters and economic zone in the Baltic Sea as stated in the project's environmental impact assessment, a Lithuanian official said, adding that Lithuania has doubts about the economic feasibility of the project.