Lithuanian foreign minister and human rights activist greet Latvian foreign minister's coming out

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics came out as gay on Thursday, stirring reactions across the Baltics. Lithuanian foreign minister congratulated his colleague, while a human rights activist says the step could encourage change in Lithuania as well.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

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I is a qinom zkxnereosiug mbvht jdvtfrhg Latvia's zzykoehr in cja edba of sgmnz elqtyz, aovb Ėlxrbt Ysllyehjhbged, kcao of cja Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights.

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Birutė Sabatauskaitė
Ėlxrbt Lidegnstėsdqu
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Lghljngiqh President Dalia Grybauskaitė ulhp lsvj Fsvqpyac qijp it qmk qxi uvocj to kori ccigyjvbkex on mdxy-hgo oedioobccgul in cja ajhksuk.

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