Russia's armed forces invaded Ukraine from the coast of the Sea of Azov for a reason - in order to cut out a land corridor to Crimea. According to reports, Russian forces have taken the coastal town of Novoazovsk and are to move forward towards Mariupol and Volnovakha.
Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday called the existing situation in Ukraine "an obvious military invasion by the armed forces of the Russian Federation" and called on Russia to withdraw its troops.
Russia's increasingly active military actions are a geopolitical threat to the Western world, however, the situation should be deescalated to avoid major military conflicts, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said in Brussels on Thursday.
By stating plans to turn to Lithuania over problems with decommissioning of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Belarus aims to draw the attention from the nuclear utility under construction in Astravyets, says Lithuania's Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis.
The Belarusian call to provide official information about the course of decommissioning of the Lithuanian Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) has to do with the questions raised by Lithuania in connection to the Astravyets nuclear utility under construction in Belarus, says an official of the Lithuanian Environment Ministry.