: Russian journalists trick Lithuania's minister

15:34 May. 10, 2016

Russian journalists trick Lithuania's minister

Lithuanias Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius makes a statement to the media in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 23, 2016. (Getty Images)

Linkevicius fell victim to provocation staged by Russian media people

Journalists of the Russian state-owned channel NTV called Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius presenting themselves as someone else, Delfi.lt reports.

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They made it look like as if Linkevicius received a phone call from Ukraine's Minister of Justice.

Linkevicius's spokesperson Kestutis Vaskelevicius told BNS that during the phone conversation a (Russian) dialogue partner was replaced with another person.

"This once again demonstrates it was (their) manipulation which was intended to provoke", the Lithuanian minister's representative said.

The Russian journalists asked Linkevicius about fascism in Russia and Lithuania's intent to have a compensation for losses made by Russia during the occupation.

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"I will tell you frankly, we are involved in this process, however, we have an unbiased vision of what is real and what is not", the diplomat said, answering the question about Lithuania's plans to urge Russia to pay for the Soviet occupation.

The Minister also claimed there is more fascism in Russia than in Baltic countries.

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