08.10.13 13:19 Politics
"The incident was an outrageous violation of the Vienna Convention. We are expecting explanations, an apology and also punishment to those responsible," President Putin declared at a press conference devoted to the results of the APEC summit. 'We will react, depending on the conduct of the Dutch side," Putin warned.
08.10.13 11:38 Politics
On Monday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said "armed persons in fatigues broke into minister counsellor Dmitry Borodin's apartment last weekend and severely beat him up under a far-fetch pretext of bad treatment of children." The diplomat was beaten up before his children's eyes.
08.10.13 11:34 Politics
The president said she had instructed the government to take steps to normalize relations with Russia. However, the cabinet did nothing, while the problems of border crossing for Lithuanian freight carriers and export of dairy products to Russia only worsened. In this situation, Lithuania should prepare to appeal to the WTO over the obstructions made by Russian authorities to Lithuania in trade, Grybauskaite said.
08.10.13 11:31 Politics
The Estonian chief diplomat noted that broader capacities of border-crossing are “certainly an important goal,” particularly if the visa-free regime is introduced with Russia in the future.
08.10.13 11:29 Politics
“Our clients have filed many complaints that the television programme “Man and the Law”, which was broadcast on the First Baltic Channel on Friday, October 4, had probably violated the Lithuanian laws,” this text appeared on the TV screens of the company’s clients on Monday evening.