Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has expressed his concern about what moves Russian may make in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president.
Donaldas Trumpas ir Vladimiras Putinas
© DELFI montažas

"The new administration doesn't come in until the second part of January. I'm very afraid and concerned about this period not just because of the regions which are close to here but let's hope that Aleppo is not smashed from the ground by then," he told the BBC.

When asked if Lithuania still saw Russia as a threat, the minister answered, "Russia is not a superpower, it's a super problem."

According to the British public broadcaster, Linkevičus warned that there was a danger that Russian President Vladimir Putin "would see the period between now and the inauguration of Donald Trump in January as an opportunity to test the military preparedness and diplomatic determination of the Western alliance".

Trump will be inaugurated as US president on January 20, 2017.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

NATO jets in Baltics scrambled once last week over Russian military aircraft

NATO fighter-jets patrolling Baltic airspace were scrambled once last week to identify and escort a...

Lithuanian troops to provide communications, information systems support in Afghanistan

Ten Lithuanian soldiers were seen off to NATO 's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan in a...

Lithuania's DefMin proposes improving soldier's social security, raising pay - media

Lithuania's Ministry of National Defense is proposing changing soldiers' pay system and improving...

Russian border patrol vessel entered Lithuania's waters Monday - border guard service

A Russian border patrol vessel on Monday entered Lithuania's territorial waters, the Lithuanian State...

NATO jets scrambled 4 times from Lithuania last week over Russian warplanes

NATO air-policing jets guarding the Baltic skies were last week scrambled four times from Lithuania...