Piontkovsky in Vilnius: Crimea annexation laid "philosophical" grounds for any invasion
Thursday, January 15, 2015
During the annexation of Crimea, Russia's President Vladimir Putin laid “philosophical foundation” for invasion of any country with a Russian-speaking community, said well-known Russian political scientist and publicist Andrey Piontkovsky in Vilnius on Thursday.
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.