Eurovision results are political, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius agrees, and they show Europe's views not just on music, but on global events, too.
© Vida Press

The winner of Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday was the Ukrainian performer Jamala with her song 1944 about Soviet deportations of Crimean Tatars. Russia, whose Sergei Lazarev came in third, has expressed outrage over "politicized" results.

"It is true that these competitions are politicized," Lithuania's Linkevičius agrees. "We would like to have sports or, in this case, music completely separated from politics, but that is impossible."

"One can resent and be reproachful about it, but the Eurovision results clearly showed the world's opinion and reaction not just to songs, but to global events as well," Linkevičius continued on Žinių Radijas, congratulating Ukraine on the victory.

Karbauskis: no longer clear if ruling block has majority

As a bid to remove Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis failed on Tuesday, Ramunas...

Parliament speaker survives no-confidence vote

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis has survived a second no-confidence vote as...

Hodges: troops' arrival shows Lithuania can trust US despite 'mistake' in Syria

The deployment of a US battalion to Lithuania sends the message that Lithuanians can rely on...

Experts divided on how many people live in poverty

Lithuania's poverty indicators remain among the highest in the European Union, with one in five...

American tanks arrive in Lithuania (3)

The heavy equipment of the US battalion to be stationed in Lithuania for six months has arrived in the...