Lithuanian parliament speaker: Russia's statements on ethnic minorities in Baltics signal danger

The Russian government's statements about the allegedly bad situation of Russian-speaking minorities in the Baltic states are alarming, says Lithuanian Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė. She also thinks that some local politicians exaggerate problems of Lithuania's ethnic minorities to make them appear worse than they actually are.
Loreta Graužinienė
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