Lithuania's Foreign Ministry stated Wednesday that it objected to the Russian report at the United Nations (UN) Security Council, as it berated Ukraine for the MH17 crash but did not mention the actions of Moscow-supported separatists.
If paraphrasing Dutch folk hero Till Ulenspiegel, the ash of the flight MH17 is "knocking on our hearts". However, it is knocking hardest at the consciences of those who promoted "moderate penalties" on Moscow and "peace negotiations with participation of all parties".
In the coming days, the European Union is to approve economic sanctions for Russia, which would restrict access to capital markets, envisage arms embargo and transfer of double-function commodities and sensitive technologies, Lithuania's Foreign Vice-Minister Andrius Krivas stated on Tuesday.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has dismissed reports made by an Italian daily, which were commented on by Russia's administration, about alleged fighters from the Baltic states, Finland, Sweden and France in Eastern Ukraine. Minister Linkevičius says such allegations are "nonsense".
The director general of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) maintains that the LRT toes the line of President Dalia Grybauskaitė’s expectations, assisting Lithuania in the information war.
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.