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Lithuanian President: ‘If Russia wins in Ukraine, there’s a excessive chance that they are going to come after us’

Lithuanian President: ‘If Russia wins in Ukraine, there’s a excessive chance that they are going to come after us’

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says he by no means had contact with Vladimir Putin. Whose ambition he fears to “restore the Soviet empire”. King Philippe assured him of Belgian solidarity.


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RIssued twice resulting from covid, the state go to to Lithuania was lastly in a position to start on Monday. Within the context of the battle in Ukraine, which we all know is much more important for this Baltic state bordering Belarus, an ally of Moscow. This modified the backdrop of the royal journey. In his speech after his assembly with the Lithuanian President, Gitanas Nauseda, King Philip due to this fact referred bluntly to “Russian aggression in Ukraine [qui] ushered us into a brand new period. An period that reminds us of the darkest pages of our continental historical past”. Insisting: “I need to reiterate our solidarity with the Ukrainian folks and their reliable proper to defend the integrity of their territory. This unjustified battle – which intentionally targets civilian populations – has already triggered an excessive amount of struggling, proper on our doorstep. It additionally places Europe and the remainder of the world underneath strain. »


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