Lithuanian political scientist Raimundas Shovel in an interview to the portal 15min. Lt has spoken against carrying out of Days of Russia in Vilnius, comparing cultural festival with the use of swastikas and portraits of Hitler. In his vision, on the background of the fact that North America cares about Lithuania, allocating one billion dollars on additional security in Eastern Europe, there is a question that makes itself Lithuania for this security and solidarity with the West.
" for example, the celebration of day of Russia in the Vingis Park, organized by the Kremlin and its representatives in Lithuania. A few years ago it was possible to prevent the holidays this nature. But after the aggression of Russia against Ukraine, it would be the same thing in 1938 after the Sudetenland to wear in Lithuania image of Hitler and the Nazi swastika.(...) at such events today it is difficult to separate policy and culture. If we do not show solidarity with Ukraine and with its military, who died from bullets Russian terrorists, we are not worth billions of dollars of investment of American citizens in our security. At least, we will look hypocritical. Because we do not hope that gathered in the square Vingis Russians will sing of Maironis, not Gamzatov, " says the Shovel.
As first reported by the news Agency, a member of the Lithuanian parliamentary faction " Union of Fatherland " - the Christian Democrats of Lithuania (CO-HDL) mantas Adomenas applied to the mayor of Vilnius, Arturas Zuokas, calling to revoke permission to conduct June 8 Days of Russian culture in the Vingis Park.
Adomenas States that in the context of Ukrainian events of these Days the permission to celebrate the Days of culture of Russia, " when the militants, trained, equipped with weapons and supported by Russia, together with employees of the military might of Russian arms are trying to split friendly Lithuania, Ukraine, would be a blow to the international reputation of Lithuania As a free country, supporting a sovereign Ukraine ".
" How can we look into the eyes of fighting for their freedom to the citizens of brotherly Ukraine, when at that moment, As Ukraine is shed the blood of its defenders and unarmed Residents in the capital of Lithuania is celebrated Fiesta, supported and financed by the aggressive regime, filled imperialist and revanchist characters?" - asks Adomenas.