Lithuanian foreign minister on Ukraine truce: We must avoid frozen conflict
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius is cautious about a truce between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists, announced on Saturday. The minister welcomed attempts to stop violence but warned that demilitarized buffer zones might lead to a frozen conflict.
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.