Russian aggression: Russian ambassador summoned to Lithuanian MFA

19:26 Oct. 12, 2016

Russian ambassador summoned to Lithuanian MFA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

The envoy was handed diplomatic note over incidents in the exclusive economic zone of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania called Russian ambassador Aleksandr Udaltsov to hand him a note of protest. Vilnius is concerned over continuous provocations of the Russian army in the exclusive economic zone of Lithuania in Baltic sea.

Just in three days - from 6 to 9 of October - NATO air police mission 20 times intercepted Russian jets, flying too close to the country's air space. On 10 October, the Russian warships demanded civilian ships in the exclusive economic zone of Lithuania to change course.

Read more Russian jets invaded Estonian and Finnish airspace

Lithuania in its note called Russia to respect the norms of international law and good-neighborly relations.

Read more Russian bombers fly under passenger jet in Icelandic airspace

MFA also for the second time expressed the deep concern over dislocation of nuclear-capable Iskander missile systems in Kaliningrad region. Russian officials earlier explained they need it to strengthen Russia's position in its confrontation against NATO.

Read more Russia to deploy Iskander missiles in Europe's backyard to counter NATO

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