Russian politician: We need to cut all contacts with Lithuania after Grybauskaitė’s statements
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Russia needs to cut off all contacts with Lithuania and to start imposing economic sanctions after President Dalia Grybauskaitė has compared Vladimir Putin’s policy with those of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, says Igor Morozov, member of the Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee.
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An incident in which a smoke grenade was thrown at the Lithuanian embassy in Kiev could have been a provocation instigated by Russia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in Vilnius on Monday.
The Belarusian airspace was last week violated by a light airplane P46T piloted by a Danish citizen that had taken off from the Vilnius airport, chiefs of the Lithuanian state company Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) and the Civil Aviation Administration.
Lithuania will verify whether the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Europe will have no adverse environmental impact on its territorial waters and economic zone in the Baltic Sea as stated in the project's environmental impact assessment, a Lithuanian official said, adding that Lithuania has doubts about the economic feasibility of the project.