The Ministry of defence of Lithuania reported that the military attache of the country in Russia Saulius Picture withdrawn due to changes in marital status. According to the information portal Delfi, he before the appointment to Moscow, married a Russian citizen from Crimea.
In the preparation of documents he stated that his wife — Ukrainian has a Ukrainian passport, but in Moscow, told a different version, calling the spouse a citizen of Russia on the basis of entering of the Republic into the Russian Federation.
Officially it is noted that in the end the decision to withdraw Picture was taken at his own request. In the case of Picture the internal investigation. The publication suggests that the Lithuanian authorities feared pressure on Picture in Russia in connection with family circumstances.