Minister Linkevičius: Only OSCE can monitor ceasefire in Ukraine
Friday, April 17, 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, says that the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the only organisation able to at least partially observe the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Therefore the OSCE must be granted access to hotspots of the most intense fighting.
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.