Skip to comments.Russia Mulls Lithuania's 'Illegal' Independence From Moscow
Posted on 06/17/2022 8:49:40 PM PDT by rmlew
A Russian lawmaker called for Lithuania's independence to be repealed, submitting a draft bill claiming the Baltic republic illegally left the Soviet Union more than three decades ago.
The proposed legislation was submitted to the Russian lower house, the Duma, on Wednesday by Yevgeny Fyodorov, a member of the ruling United Russia party.
In March 1990, Lithuania became the first republic to announce it intended to restore its independence from the disintegrating USSR, under whose control it had been for five decades after the Soviet army occupied it in 1940.
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Lithuania IS in NATO. Does this member want WWIII or is he just trying to get a headline?
This is bad journalism because
1) the title misleads the reader into thinking “Russia” is doing this. It is the idea and action of a single legislator politician, not the entire country.
2) It failed to provide the key context that this was in direct reaction to a Lithuanian politician, openly talking on the previous day about removing Lithuania’s signature from a peace treaty settlement that gave Russia Smolensk.
Unfortunately this politician didn’t think this through, because it would also result in Estonia and Latvia being ‘given back’ to Lithuania as well.
Nuke the Kremlin [when Pootie-Poot is there] from Space; it’s the only way to be sure.
I don’t support Russian lunacy
I should have mentioned that the peace treaty the Lithuanian politician talked about removing their signature from, was several centuries ago
A prominent legislator from Putin’s party
Proof that this was in response to the Lithuanian politician:
I know nothing of Russian politics. AOC is a prominent member of the legislator from Biden’s party, but is not yet representative of most members.
“A Russian lawmaker called for Lithuania’s independence to be repealed...”
Better hope that Putin stays in power, as he’s a Moderate in that country and has no designs on countries that don’t threaten Russia. This is unlike radicals people like Mr. Fyodorov, as stated in this article.
Morons here who have no idea Russia (or at least Putin) intends to keep going and take as much of Europe as possible.
No awareness that Putin is talking and acting like a madman who is more than willing to destroy his own country in the process of satisfying his ego.
You’re being ridiculous.
You think Putin doesn’t want Lithuania?
Russia may learn from their mistakes in Ukraine. They'll rearm and improve their logistics. 10 years from now under Putin's successor, 100,000 Russian troops invade the Baltics.
You'll have reaction from European leaders like French President Macron "Let Russia have it. That might satisfy their appetite."
“You think Putin doesn’t want Lithuania?”
Has Putin stated such? And please provide a link if you answer yes.
Who cares? The problem between Russia and Lithuania is that you need to transit through the latter to get into Kaliningrad which is a rather populous city and a center of auto industry.
Lithuania for some reason decided that it has to expand the EU sanctions on cargoes hauled between mainland Russia and Kaliningrad, including metal, vehicles and construction materials.
It is obviously not acceptable for a major city and auto manufacturing.
Hence, lifting the blockade is required, NATO or not.
The Lithuanian military is not really an obstacle, the British and US contingents aren’t very impressive as well and can be disarmed and interned, then peacefully handed back to the countries of origin.
It’s one Russian lawmker.
“They’ll rearm and improve their logistics. 10 years from now under Putin’s successor, 100,000 Russian troops invade the Baltics.”
Won’t be necessary, as Putin’s price for feeding and sending gas to Europe this winter will be the end of NATO and the removal of their weapons. Europe will have to either comply, or freeze and starve.
“Lithuania for some reason decided that it has to expand the EU sanctions on cargoes hauled between mainland Russia and Kaliningrad, including metal, vehicles and construction materials.”
Didn’t know about this aggressive action, too bad for Lithuania, one would think they’d learn from what Ukraine tried to pull off.
You are welcome, Bogdan!
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