Lithuania did not want to give a response to the note of Russia on the issue of military assistance to Ukraine
Lithuania sees no reason to respond to the appeal of Russia on deliveries of the Ukrainian issue, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevi?ius. "We do not consider it appropriate. We see no reason to reply or apology to those who violate the law and does it non-stop ", - quotes the expression of the Minister "news Agency" referring to the newspaper Lietuvos zinios.
the Lithuanian foreign Ministry also said that Ukraine is defensive in nature. At the end of February, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has sent to the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Russian capital the note in connection with the supply of weapons to Ukraine. on February 17, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that Moscow condemns the actions of Lithuania, which, According to the Minister of foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius has supplied Ukraine with lethal weapons. Recall, on January 28, Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevi?ius tried to convince the EU to provide assistance to Ukraine, and among them the military. He later tried to convince to give Ukraine a weapon for defense. on 5 February, the head of the defense Ministry of the Republic of Lithuania Juozas Olekas confirmed that his country gave the Ukrainian army equipment elements requested. Such statements Lithuania made on the background of how a number of advisers and generals, including the commander of NATO General Philip Breedlove, has made an offer to President Barack Obama to begin arms shipments to Ukraine.