VILNIUS – Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis is going to Finland and Sweden on Monday to discuss regional and European security and other bilateral issues with his counterparts.
During his visit to Helsinki, Landsbergis is scheduled to meet with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto, Speaker of Finland's Parliament Anu Vehvilainen, and will also visit the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
On Tuesday in Stockholm, Landsbergis is scheduled to meet with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, First Deputy Speaker of Sweden's Riksdag Asa Lindestam and the chairs of the parliamentary Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defense and European Affairs.
The Lithuanian, Finnish and Swedish ministers will discuss the existing tensions over Russia's military buildup near Ukraine's border.
The Kremlin has more than 100,000 troops and military equipment near Ukraine's borders, with the West fearing of a major military conflict in Europe.