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Monday, 24.11.2014, 18:03
Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador to Lithuania Aleksandr Udaltsov on 24 November over the trade barriers at the border, reports BC press service of Lithuanian MFA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Lithuania, Russia, Transport
Estonian Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said that there are no objective obstacles tor ratifying the Estonian-Russian border treaty, and postponing it won't affect Estonia's security situation, reports LETA, referring to Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR).
The Resolution on Combating Glorification of Nazism and Other Contemporary Forms of Racism put forward by the Russian Federation was adopted by voting on 21 November 2014 at the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, 115 states voting for, 3 against, and 55 abstaining. Lithuania as well as other EU Member States have abstained in the vote and made a very strong Explanation of Vote, reports BC press service of Lithuanian MFA.
Russia would like to ratify the border treaty with Estonia, but in the current tense political situation, does not see any possibility for it, due to Estonia's own behaviour too, Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Alexei Pushkov told Estonian Public Broadcasting, cites LETA.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov discussed in an interview on BBC the Ukrainian crisis and its impact on the West-Moscow relations, addressing the theoretical possibility of a coup in Latvia, cites BBC/LETA.
There is no Western solidarity with Latvia – Latvia is appreciated only for supporting sanctions against Russia, but as soon as the consequences of these sanctions are mentioned, Latvia is forgotten, Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs said in an interview with channel LTV this morning, cites LETA.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius believes that after the illegitimate elections held by separatists in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions the international community should not tone down its position against Russia., informs LETA/ELTA.