Lithuanian ambassador in Moscow: Russia seeks diversification of food imports
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Russia is encouraging consumption of domestically produced goods and is seeking to diversify imports from countries not covered by its import embargo, Lithuania's ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesday, adding that food product prices in Russia have already increased 5-6 percent and are set to rise even further.
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.