Putin’s Russia. Why it is worth to reconsider links between Kremlin and international terrorism
Rytų Europos studijų centras ir DELFI
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
It was all over the world news when Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė publicly stated that Russia was a “terrorist country”. She later explained that Russia “has attributes of a terrorist state”.
Kaliningrad is the smallest part of the Russian Federation, spanning over 4-times smaller Lithuanian territory, with over a little less than a million residents. Despite the specifics of the region, Kaliningrad does not have an exclusive status, according to the Russian Constitution.
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry has provided info to the country's law-enforcement, contesting the Russian argumentation over the detention of Zurab Maisuradze, a former head of Georgia's anti-terrorism center, in Vilnius.
Lithuania has refused to ban entry to judges of the Russian Constitutional Court over decisions that legalized the annexation of Crimea. The Lithuanian decision drew an indignant reaction from Russian President Vladimir Putin.