Sanctions not aimed at ordinary Russian citizens, says EU Ambassador Ušackas
Thursday, November 27, 2014
The European Union's sanctions are not aimed at ordinary Russian citizens, and Europe is committed to further invest in people-to-people contacts, the Lithuanian EU Ambassador to Russia, Vygaudas Ušackas, said in his welcome speech at the opening of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum in Tallinn.
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.