Poland's ambassador to Lithuania has thanked organizers of an "apple protest action" in Vilnius for showing support to Poland in response to Russia's ban on fruit and vegetable imports from the country.
Polish Ambassador Jaroslaw Czubinski
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

Jaroslaw Czubinski addressed his message of thanks to journalist and author Andrius Tapinas, the initiator of the protest action held outside the Russian Embassy in Vilnius on Friday.

"As Lithuanians and Poles say, a friend in need is a friend indeed. We thank all those who think well of the traditional close cooperation between Poland and Lithuania. Of course, the Polish embassy in Vilnius supports good Polish food," the ambassador said on the embassy's Facebook page.

Russia on Wednesday announced a ban on apple, pear, plum and cabbage imports from Poland, effective from Friday.

Moscow cited quality concerns as the reason for the restrictions, but Poles believe that this is an effort to punish Poland for its support to Ukraine.

Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.

Some 700 WWII victims might be buried at Air Base in Siauliai

The remains of around 700 World War II victims might be buried in the territory of Lithuania's Air...

Customs officers block rocket launch system from Belarus

Lithuanian customs officers refused to allow a rocket launch system from Belarus to enter the...

Early voting continues, kicks off at embassies

Early voting in Lithuania's presidential runoff and European Parliament elections continues in...

Police busted armed gang of 22 persons in international operation

Lithuania's police said on Wednesday it was involved in an international operation which led to...

Meilutyte retires from professional swimming

Lithuania's Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte announced her decision on Wednesday to end her...