Lithuania Foreign Minister says it would be difficult to implement business ties with Russia

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Lithuania Foreign Minister says it would be difficult to implement business ties with Russia

I don't know how this would be implemented in practice because I am not sure how this would be implemented. I assess this as a theoretic political science discussion. Landsbergis said in an interview with the news agency ELTA that it raises many questions.

The foreign minister agreed with the opinion of the Office of the President that Lithuania has well safeguarded its strategic sectors from Russia's influence.

The Conservative leader said that now other countries wishing to protect their strategic sectors and business from the influence of hostile states are examining Lithuania's practices.

The minister reiterated that it would be difficult to apply this in practice, as regards completely breaking off business ties with Russia.

There are diplomatic relations and certain international commitments, according to Landsbergis. The trilateral agreement between Lithuania, the EU and Russia is about the transit of passengers.

I say let the theoretical discussion continue, the Seimas have the right to discuss everything. Perhaps it will reach some sort of decision not necessarily at the level that was proposed, perhaps at a somewhat lesser level that could be implemented in practice and increase Lithuania's security, said the foreign minister.

As reported in July, Liberal Movement MP Lopata suggested that Lithuania should pass a law requiring companies to cut off business ties within three months since a country is recognized to be a state sponsor or perpetrator of terrorism.