Lithuanian leaders say they do not wish to be audience for Russia's show of power

After it turned out that Lithuania will be the only country of the European Union without any representation at Victory Day celebrations in Moscow this May, Lithuanian leaders explain that Lithuania will pay tribute to World War Two victims in other ways which do not include playing audience for the Kremlin's show of power.
Victory Day parade rehearsal
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