Lithuanian foreign minister: Ukraine war caused by failure to learn lessons in Georgia
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The war in Ukraine is a consequence of Europe having failed to draw lessons from the 2008 war in Georgia, when a normal dialogue with Russia was resumed less than two months after the fighting, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says.
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.