The President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite said that after meeting with Vladimir Putin in 2010, she received from the Russian politics a “list of demands”. Vilnius was supposed to comply with them to maintain good relations with Moscow, said the head of the Republic.
Grybauskaite in an interview with Delfi assessed the nature of current relations with Russia. According to her, Lithuania is ready “to cooperate and make friends with all the neighbors, but on an equal footing”. The politician said that after the first meeting with Vladimir Putin, she received the “list of requirements”, which should be performed in Lithuania.
Among them, according to Grybauskaite, were such terms as “not to build a nuclear power plant” in the Republic and the “must cooperate” with Moscow. “It was not offer to be friends or to co-operate — or do you kneel and perform, or you are the enemy”, — responded the head of the Republic.
The President of Lithuania noted that to establish friendly relations will fail, “while Russia looks at its neighbors or a small country like that.” “Especially if it (Russia) is still able to fight, to tear away the territory, to act aggressively to intervene in the political situation or elections in other countries, this country will undoubtedly always be seen as the aggressor,” — said the politician.
On a question of journalists, voiced the Russian side later any “requirements”, Grybauskaite said that “no one else, and especially not listening to these ultimatums”.
The position of the head of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite took in July 2009 and her meeting with Putin took place in February 2010 (at that time held the post of Prime Minister of Russia). During the talks the sides expressed hope for improved relations. However, in November 2014, in connection with the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, Grybauskaite called Russia a “terrorist state”, which is, in her opinion, the danger for all of Europe.