The former Lithuanian Minister of Defence, Audrius Butkevicius, who supervised the Russian troops’ pullout from Lithuania, a fledgling state in the early 1990s, has spent most of his time thereafter abroad, in Georgia first and, currently, in Ukraine, where he shares his military know-how with the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs. Having sat down with The Baltic Times, Butkevicius admitted that despite being a “sane” nationalist he wishes Europe could stand united. “Simply because the menace from the East is very big,” he claimed.
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