08 May 2021,   02:40
Lithuania consulting with allies on Russian diplomats’ expulsion

Lithuania is holding consultations with its allies on how to express solidarity with the Czech Republic in the face of Russia’s aggressive actions, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda’s chief foreign policy advisor said on Thursday, writes DELFI.

“The president fully supports the Czech Republic’s efforts to reduce the presence of foreign military intelligence on the NATO member state’s territory and stands in solidarity with the Czech government over the steps it has taken”, - Asta Skaisgiryte told LRT Radio.

“The Czech government has asked for solidarity from its NATO and EU partners, and we are now holding consultations through diplomatic channels on how best to express that solidarity together”, - she said.

Citing an intelligence report, the Czech government has said that Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, orchestrated two explosions in 2014, one of which killed two people and caused extensive material damage.