The Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was not shot down accidentally, it was chosen as a target because it was flying from Amsterdam, Russian President Vladimir Putin's former adviser Andrey Illarionov has said in Vilnius.
Lithuania's parliament should this week start setting up a task force that should control the implementation of the agreement among political parties to block construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Belarus.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė told journalists in Riga earlier this month (February 2017), “We are worried about the Zapad 2017 exercise, during which concentrations of extremely large and aggressive forces will demonstrate [Russian] preparations for war with the West”.
The unsanctioned protest rallies that kicked off in Minsk and other cities of Belarus against the so-called unemployment tax give more capacities to the Belarusian opposition, one of the country's opposition leaders Anatoly Lebedko has said in Vilnius.
Lithuania will seek that sanctions for Russia are continued until it "withdraws from the illegally occupied territory of Ukraine," Lithuania's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, marking three years of occupation of Crimea.