Vilnius does not want confrontation with Moscow, But for the normalization of relations must be performed a number of conditions, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevi?ius.
"We are the last of those who want confrontation. We have a good relationship. Russia is our neighbor, and it would be absolute folly to desire conflict with that country. But a return to normal relations must be based on certain conditions, " said Linkevicius during the Congress of the social Democrats of Vilnius.
According to the Minister, Russia incessantly keeps thousands of military in their bases in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and at the same time international the Commonwealth believes it temporarily occupied territories of Georgia. Review Linkevi?ius, two months after informing the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, recognized by Russia, everything returned to normal. According to his statement, " Russia has learned the lesson, and these lessons We have not learned, as Russia made a conclusion that it can be done ". The Lithuanian Minister said that ongoing dialogue with Russia is necessary, however, given the events in Ukraine, he is not obliged to be pragmatic.
"We don't want to interrupt channels of cooperation to resolve crisis situations, But useless high-level visits with photos create a feeling that happens again normal interaction," said Linkevicius.
in the last month of summer 2008, after the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia appealed to Russia with a request to recognize their independence from Georgia, who was then President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on recognition.
Moscow stresses that the conclusion about the recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia reflects the existing realities and not subject to revision. The sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia became aware of several more countries. Russia provides two republics aid in the economic recovery.