Participation of Lithuanian school students in paramilitary camps in Russia is a provocation, says Jovita Neliupšienė, chief foreign affairs advisor to President Dalia Grybauskaitė. She notes that the kids have been taken advantage of and state institutions should be responsible for carrying out prevention.
Jovita Pranevičiūtė-Neliupšienė
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"I do think it is a provocation and taking advantage of schoolchildren, but it has to be noted that all institutions responsible for education and our security should first of all take action not against children but to pre-emptively inform their parents, teachers, school bodies and perhaps education system personnel that such things are happening and advise how to handle such situations," the presidential advisor told the Žinių Radijas radio on Tuesday.

The chief advisor notes that minors have limited opportunities to make choices and decide what is important. It is therefore important not to direct any action against children.

As reported, educational specialists of Vilnius Municipality have launched an investigation over two schools whose students travelled to Russia's paramilitary camps.

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