Michnik to Lithuania: Poland always was, is and will be with you
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Despite differences, Poland always was, is and will be with you, said the Polish public figure, one of the leaders of Poland's oppositional movement Solidarity, editor-in-chief of Poland's largest newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Adam Michnik.
Lithuanian freedom defenders have called on politicians and diplomats to join support efforts for Ukraine, resist attempts to soften sanctions against Russia and to restore conscription to ensure Lithuania's security.
The Baltic states should not have any illusions about their NATO membership protecting them from Russia's aggression, says Yevhen Dykyi, a company commander of the Aidar Volunteer Battalion, adding that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia can become Russia's next target, if it defeats Ukraine.
Over 1,500 Lithuanian schools, state institutions and organisations have responded to the invitation by the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania and President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is a patron of the initiative, to participate in the civic campaign Memory is Alive Through Testimony, which is dedicated to the Day of Freedom Defenders.
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