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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Zakharova smelled the “odor of the political situation” in “anti-Russian action” in Lithuania


Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the intention of the State territorial construction Inspectorate of Lithuania to appeal to court with a demand to revoke the permission to build a House of Moscow in Vilnius will not remain without consequences as “anti-Russian campaign”, reports TASS.


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Maria Zakharova

Recall that information about the intentions of Lithuania against Moscow House appeared June 22. The claims of the local authorities was related to the fact that the construction of the centre violated a predetermined altitude and territorial indicators. However, the idea of construction was first announced in 2004.

Then it was assumed that Moscow and Vilnius in parallel, it will be erected two buildings — the House of Moscow in Vilnius House Vilnius to Moscow, however, due to various reasons, the implementation of the second project was frozen at the zero stage, though he had allocated land on Khodynka street in the centre of Moscow.

The mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius in July 2015 expressed doubts that the construction of the House of Moscow should be brought to the end: then he drew attention to the geopolitical situation and said that Moscow has not given a green light to a similar project.

Russian Ambassador to Lithuania Alexander Udaltsov to this answer that the authorities of the Russian capital began to take all the necessary steps for implementation of the project, and hoped that the construction of both the rear will be beneficial for relations between Lithuania and Russia.

However, now Zakharova appeared with a much more strident rhetoric. She not only called the possible cancellation of the resolution of the House of Moscow in Vilnius planned anti-Russian campaign”, and promised a response, catching the intentions of Lithuania “a whiff of political expediency”.

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