Lithuanian president: conflict in Ukraine will be solved in battlefield

  • 2022-08-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The conflict in Ukraine, which has culminated in the war unleashed by Russia, will be solved in the battlefield, and not at the negotiation table, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said.

“Now we understand very well that their conflict will be solved, not sitting at the negotiation table. The conflict will be solved in the battlefield,” he said in an interview with Voice of America.

Former president Dalia Grybauskaite expressed a similar thought on February 24, when Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. “A war criminal can only be stopped in a battlefield,” she then said.

Asked about what, in his opinion, was at stake in this conflict, Nauseda said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would seek new territories if it were to be successful in Ukraine.

“I don't know who will be their next target, Baltic countries, maybe Poland, maybe Romania, but this is not the most important question. The most important issue is that we have to act, in the NATO format, in European Union format, in order to prevent, to stop Putin,” he said.