Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on 15 October that she would push to limit Russian television broadcasts inside the country. The statement came only two days after Defence Minister Maj. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Žukas announced plans to form a new rapid reaction force in Lithuania.
Dalia Grybauskaitė
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