Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania's first post -independence leader, has suggested inviting Russian parliamentarians to memorial events of January 13 coup.
Vytautas Landsbergis
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

In his words, inviting Duma deputies would be a logical and humane step.

"Inviting deputies of the Duma to our memorial events would make sense and be humane. This is also true. Those who were killed outside the (TV) tower died for your freedom, too – it would be an opportunity to say this," Landsbergis said at a meeting in the historic March 11 Hall at the parliament on Thursday.

Landsbergis said the time had come to discuss everything with Russian parliamentarians in a decent and friendly manner, adding that such diplomacy would be necessary.

Russia is considered one of the biggest threats to Lithuania's national security. Moscow has refused to cooperate in trials of January 13 attempted coup and the Medininkai massacre.

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

Poland thanks Lithuania for naming Vilnius street after Kaczynski

Poland on Friday thanked Lithuania for naming a street in its capital Vilnius after late Polish...

Locomotives perform Poland's anthem in Lithuania on centenary occasion

Seven locomotives performed Poland 's national anthem in Vilnius on Friday as Poland's independence...

Street named after late Polish President Kaczynski unveiled in Vilnius

A sign marking a Vilnius street named after late Polish President Lech Kaczynski has been unveiled...

Sign marking Vilnius street named after late Polish president to be unveiled

A sign marking Vilnius' street named after the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski will be unveiled...

Lithuania contributes EUR 20,000 to UN Central Emergency Response Fund

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it has allocated 20,000 euros in humanitarian aid to...