Lithuania restores Austrian ambasssador

  • 2011-10-03
  • TBT Staff

VILNIUS -- Lithuania's has returned its ambassador to Austria after the two countries came to an agreement on justice and international arrest warrents.

Lithuania pulled its ambassador to the country earlier this year when Austria detained but then set free Mikhail Golovatov, who is accused by Lithuania of taking part in a 1991 massacre. Lithuania has put out an international arrest warrent for Golovatov.

"I believe, that this case, so sensitive to Lithuania, has become a good lesson for Europe and boosted its solidarity. However, we should not stop fighting for a joint European attitude towards history, no matter how difficult the path may be,” said Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis.