Baltic foreign ministers prepare to travel to Ukraine - Landsbergis

  • 2022-02-15
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Baltic foreign ministers are preparing to travel to Ukraine amid Western concerns that Russia may invade its neighbor, Lithuania's top diplomat Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Monday evening.

"We have tentatively agreed with our Baltic colleagues (...) on our possible visit (to Ukraine) in the near future," he told the public broadcaster LRT.

If ministers from other EU and NATO countries joined such a visit, that would send a "very strong signal" and create a "political shield" that would help to buy time and delay a Russian attack if one is really planned, according to Landsbergis.

Intelligence services in the US and some other Western countries warn that Russia, which has amassed more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine's borders, could invade its neighbor in the coming days.