Lithuania skeptical over this week's NATO-Russia talks

  • 2016-04-18

Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevicius, has admitted he is skeptical over the first NATO-Russia talks since June 2014, which will take place on April 20

Linkevicius said that Moscow would probably use the meeting of the NATO-Russia council for propaganda purposes.

"I have stated my scepticism about the meaning of the meeting,” Linkevicius told BNS. “However, if our Allies want it, we do not mind.”

"I would like to be wrong, but my fear is that the meeting will not be used for bringing positions closer together or at least make a constructive analysis of the situation, but rather for propaganda purposes.

"It would be great if it was constructive or focused on actual threats, as Russia plays a significant role everywhere and it is definitely not positive in all of them," he concluded.

The NATO-Russia council is scheduled to meet in Brussels on Wednesday. It will be the first meeting in this format since June of 2014.