The impeachment commission for Mindaugas Bastys, a member of the Lithuanian parliament's Social Democratic Party group, should Wednesday vote on the decision whether there are grounds for initiating impeachment against the MP.
Mindaugas Bastys
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The conclusion on impeachment against Bastys over his ties with individuals working for Russia is expected by June 1 before it goes before Seimas plenary for a vote.

Lithuania's parliament has endorsed conclusions of the National Security and Defense Committee, which found that Bastys acted against Lithuania's state interests by maintaining close and continued contacts with representatives of Russia's state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, ruling that his ties with persons listed in materials of the State Security Department jeopardized national security.

Bastys denies all accusations, emphasizing he had not breached his oath as an MP.

Bastys faces impeachment due to the ties, as specified in materials from the State Security Department, to Yevgeny Kostin, who is seen as a representative of Rosatom, Piotr Voyeiko, a former KGB agent, Ernest Matskevich, a journalist of the Russian state channel RTR, Saturnas Dubininkas, who is said to be a former Kaunas mafia leader, and Vadim Pakhomov, a businessman suspected of illegal activity.

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