Lithuanian political scientist says Belarus could be next victim or Russian aggression
Friday, August 15, 2014
After a visit to Minsk, Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said that Lithuania had to maintain a dialogue with the government of Belarus. The minister pointed out that despite events in Ukraine, Western leaders continue to meet with Vladimir Putin, so why the dialogue with Minsk would be impossible?
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.