Commenting on the decision of the Russian Prosecutor General ‘s Office, Dalia Grybauskaite said that Moscow was once again trying to interfere in the affairs of the independent Baltic states.
“Our independence was gained through the blood and sacrifice of the Lithuanian people. No-one has the right to threaten it, and only we will decide our fate,” said Grybauskaite, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the Russian media.
In turn, Linas Linkevičius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, described the Russian Prosecutor General ’s Office to investigate the decision of the USSR recognizing the Baltic State’s independence is a “provocation at least” and “absurd.” However, he pointed out that expects clarification from Moscow.
It should be recalled that the Prosecutor General ‘s Office of the Russian Federation will verify the legality of recognition of independence of the Baltic republics. “Indeed, the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office received a deputy’s appeal, which is currently being considered in accordance with Russian legislation, like any other appeal, which comes to us,” told the Russian Prosecutor General ‘s Office.
The independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia was recognized in 1991 by the State Council of the USSR, however, the relevant amendments to the constitution of the Soviet Union have not been made.
Earlier, we reported that the Lithuanian Foreign Minister called on for complete political isolation of Russia and deployment of nuclear weapons in Europe.