Lithuania stays calm as storm brews to the east

  • 1999-05-20
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - With Yevgeny Primakov out and Sergey Stepashin likely to stay in (after a May 19 vote in the Russian Duma), the world is again absorbed in political turmoil in Russia.But in nearby Lithuania, the country reputed to have the warmest relations with Moscow among the Baltic states, reaction is barely a ripple on a quiet pond. Vygaudas Usackas, director of the political department of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, said Lithuania keeps up good relations with Russia, regardless of who is in power.Boris Kirilov, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Vilnius, said a change of Russian pr...
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