Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has not supported the aspirations of Prime Minister Saulius Skordalia to resume the activities of the Lithuanian-Russian intergovernmental Commission. According to her, from the point of view of national security is the solution is irresponsible.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite called irresponsible act of the Prime Minister Saulius Skordalia, which called for the reopening of the Lithuanian-Russian intergovernmental Commission, reports Delfi. In particular, the Prime Minister wanted to work on issues of trade-economic, scientific-technical, humanitarian and cultural cooperation.
For its part Grybauskaite pointed out that such issues should be resolved taking into account the views of EU institutions. According to her, now it is inexpedient to start the work of such a Commission, and from the point of view of national security, even irresponsible.
Contacts at the highest level to support countries in friendly relations, and Russia, specifies the Lithuanian President, violates international law and pursuing an aggressive foreign policy. So, Grybauskaite emphasizes that Russia has always used energy and trade ties to exert political pressure on its neighbors.
At the end of 2017, the head of Lithuania called the key conditions for the normalization of relations with Russia. It’s the return of the occupied territories, the renunciation of use of force in their own interests and the termination of bribing European politicians.