In Lithuania positive attitude towards the Russians despite political disagreements pairs of countries, said Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevi?ius. About it informs.
Speaking about the annual forum of intellectuals in Vilnius dedicated to dialogue with the competent Russian society, the Minister said that nourishes the hope of establishing strong ties with residents of the Russian Federation.
" We have repeatedly said - We do not oppose Russia. We liked the attention to the Russians, and there really is a lot of intellectual capacity and free speech, "said Linkevicius, noting that nourishes the hope for the development of" communication channel without demonizing Russia.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the European Union and the United States from a point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In early January 2015 Ambassador of Lithuania in the Russian Federation Remigijus Motuzas said that to talk about the warming of Russian-Lithuanian relations prematurely.
"Today, probably too early to talk about the warming, We are not talking about it, because it depends not only from Lithuania, it depends on the General context: not only from Russia and Lithuania, but also from the position of member States of the European Union and General provisions," said Motuzas.