Lithuania in brief

  • 2003-10-23
Vytenis Andriukaitis, a top-ranking member of the ruling Social Democratic Party, told reporters he advocated a thaw in the country's policy toward the ostracized regime of Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko. Andriukaitis' comments followed a mid-Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kasyanov agreed Oct. 21 to sign an agreement on military transit via Lithuanian territory. A new deal is being pushed by Russia for the sake of the militarized Kaliningrad oblast, though Lithuania has insisted that the current agreement works fine. A high-ranking Lithuan...
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