Lithuania Recalls Ambassador to Russia over Ukraine Crisis

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Bulgaria: Lithuania Recalls Ambassador to Russia over Ukraine Crisis

Lithuania recalled for consultations its ambassador to Moscow on Sunday over the crisis in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic has demanded explanations from the Russian Ambassador to Prague over the escalating tensions in Ukraine.

The measures were adopted in response to the decision of Russia's upper house of parliament on Saturday to clear President Putin's request to use the country's military on Ukrainian territory, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).

Lithuania's Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning Russia's illegal actions against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic suggested that Russia had launched an invasion aimed at occupying the Crimea region.

Meanwhile, following consultations at the Elysee Palace between President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, it was decided to freeze France's participation in the preparations for the G8 meeting in the Russian resort of Sochi in June.

Earlier on Sunday, Fabius called on the other countries participating in the preparations for the summit to do the same.

Among the other countries which have so far announced they are terminating  their cooperation for the preparations for the G8 summit in June are Canada, UK and US.

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Simon Bolivar - 4 Mar 2014 // 12:26:30

"scum which "appointed" itself the "new govt" of Ukraine and menaces all those in Ukraine who don't accept this scum, these modern "leninists". "

I've been patiently reading your daily propaganda diatribes and agree with previous posters that you must either be a paid propagandist on behalf of Putin's government or quite simply an absolutely deranged individual.

It is very convenient to label protesters everywhere fascists...Venezuela does it, Cuba does it, Nicaragua does it, Russia does it, Yanukovich used to do it, and China does it. This is the most common behavior of a repressive governent: dehumanize and demonize your own people. But it doesn't work in the long term because all humans have dignity and have a limit to the indignity they are willing to tolerate. You can't call the majority of the population of one country who are are overwhelmingly against the repressive government in power "scum" or "fascist scum". Just like I don't call all people around Putin "thieves". There probably are a few, but most people around him are not.

The Russian speaking people in Ukraine are a MINORITY. Repeat, MINORITY. They constitute less than 35% of the population. They cannot expect to rule the majority Ukrainian population with no respect to their majoritarian viewpoints. Let's imagine that the Turkish minority ruled Bulgaria and that Bulgaria imported all of its gas from Turkey. Bulgaria decides that it wants to be part of the European Union but Erdogan threatens Dogan that if he does that it will the end of Bulgaria. They then get pressured by Erdogan to join Turkey's new Middle Eastern Union or else threatened to get their gas cut off or the price they paid tripled overnight. Then one day when the Bulgarian MAJORITY population gets tired of President Dogan's disgusting corruption, repression and killing of the protesters in front of Parliament, they overthrow their government. They celebrate their freedom and within a few days Erdogan decides to invade Bulgaria..Precisely he invades Kardzhali, Haskovo and Razgrad because he is afraid that the new BULGARIAN government might mistreat the TURKISH minority because a few people on the Bulgarian side have said that they should ban the TURKISH language in Kardzhali and have toppled a couple of statues of Suleyman the Magnificent in majoritarian Bulgarian towns like Sofia or Ruse.

That is Ukraine today my fellow friends.......Rethink your thoughts about this ILLEGAL and ILLEGITIMATE invasion by Russia. An UNSPEAKABLE crime upon Europe in the 21st century.

sa-sha - 4 Mar 2014 // 11:29:21

"Hmmmm, wonder what you call one country that invades another, peacefully or not ? Aggressive, aquisitive, landgrabbers? Empire builders?"----both "hm" and text are nice! ;-)...The author has submitted the short and
exact definition of the modern USA. As for Russia: has it invaded Ukraine, eh? When?
"sa-sha calls people who want a change of government 'ultras'---Sorry, "sa-sha" calls the "Right Sector" fighters, - i.e. those who heavily spitted (at February,21, night) on the West, committed Coup d'Etat and de facto appointed THEIR Government, - ONLY THEM, "ULTRAS".
"I wonder what they called the people in 1917 when they overthrew the government?"---the day of neutral, really ;-).....well, in order to satisfy the presumably sincere curiosity: "they" (I'm about my forefathers) called that scum headed by the bloody bastard Lenin, they called them "сволочь" (~villains)....And the 1917 Coup d'Etat, as well as its results, are LESSONS, lessons which are "not seen" today by the West which stubbornly
supports today this de facto Lenin-style anti-constitutional scum, scum which "appointed" itself the "new govt" of Ukraine and menaces all those in Ukraine who don't accept this scum, these modern "leninists".

michael2353 - 4 Mar 2014 // 03:09:28

Are u kidding me? Lithuanian never supported Russian actions in Ukraine!!!!!!!!!! We r for Ukraine u silly goose.. be more educated next time ;)

michael235 - 4 Mar 2014 // 03:06:27

Are u kidding me? Lithuanian never supported Russian actions in Ukraine!!!!!!!!!! We r for Ukraine u stupid person.. be more educates next time ;)

neutral - 3 Mar 2014 // 20:08:32

Hmmmm, wonder what you call one country that invades another, peacefully or not ? Aggressive, aquisitive, landgrabbers? Empire builders?

And sa-sha calls people who want a change of government 'ultras' ..... I wonder what they called the people in 1917 when they overthrew the government?

Behemoth - 3 Mar 2014 // 13:15:40


you are right regarding Poland. Now a pillar of stability and a country that really stands for European values. As for inviting EU investors to come to Bulgaria, I am afraid Mr Oresharski made it very clear that he considers EU investors as fraudsters - look at his recent statement regarding the foreign retail chains in Bulgaria. I suppose potential investors took mental note and will invest somewhere else or even pull out from such a hostile environment. But we know that his government depends completely from the Russian-financed fascists from Ataka and their resident nutcase Bolen "Show me your passport putka, I am a MP" Siderov. So Oresharski was throwing this bone to his "patriotic" friends in order to earn some brownie points from the 5-leva boys he needs to stay in power.

sa-sha - 3 Mar 2014 // 13:12:37

To make things clear, neutral: not Putin, but ultras run the show in Kiev now. They are not the majority, but the negligeable minority of the Ukrainian people. Still they frighten, they "lustrate", they rob and kill, they menace to attack Crimea, where people call those ultras just "fascists" ......And if You call Putin "fascist" for his clearly expressed warning to those ultras to refrain from the violence, then You ought to call "fascists" the total population of the Ukrainian South-East and Crimea. Think it over, neutral.

Bartek - 3 Mar 2014 // 13:03:32

No worries, we won't :) Although people there would be probably happy to live in Poland instead of the Matushka_Russia, the recovery of the post-soviet devastated infrastructure would be extremely extensive.

Bartek - 3 Mar 2014 // 12:55:24

Frankly speaking, Mr. Putin is by far more irrational and paranoid than anyone of Polish politicians. They, at least, respect European values, and the quality of living in Poland cannot be compared with that of Russia as it is much higher. I just hope that, at next, Mr. Putin will not attempt to conquer Bulgaria in order to "protect" hundred thousands Russians who have their summer appartments there. Or, it may be, Bulgaria should undertake measures to limit their number and start inviting investors from the EU instead?

neutral - 3 Mar 2014 // 12:35:12

Why is it all the Putin supporters call everyone else a fascist when they are the ones acting like fascists?

sa-sha - 3 Mar 2014 // 12:01:17

Great idea, Micke_111 !!! But what if to wait till Poland and Lithuania - just in order to satisfy Your curiosity -
start annexation?

Micke_111 - 2 Mar 2014 // 23:57:11

Maybe Poland and Lithuania should annex K?ningsberg back. Lets see then if Russia dares to attack....

Agent Piccadilly - 2 Mar 2014 // 22:14:13

How dare Lithuania react in this way to wards Russia. Putin should teach these fascists a lesson and bring the Lithuanian government to its knees.

Vladimir K. - 2 Mar 2014 // 21:25:37

This is dissapointing. I knew Poland had idiotic politicians but Lithuania? Just great...

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