Lithuanian Foreign Ministry issues statement on Ukraine
the Lithuania Tribune
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has issued a statement on the situation in Ukraine. The Ministry abhors violence unleashed in the eastern regions of the country and criticizes Russia for failing to de-escalate the situation. Moreover, Lithuania pledges to provide humanitarian aid to the neighbouring country which has been in political upheaval since last December.
An incident in which a smoke grenade was thrown at the Lithuanian embassy in Kiev could have been a provocation instigated by Russia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in Vilnius on Monday.
The Belarusian airspace was last week violated by a light airplane P46T piloted by a Danish citizen that had taken off from the Vilnius airport, chiefs of the Lithuanian state company Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) and the Civil Aviation Administration.