“We are ready to end all relations with Lithuania”
State Duma Deputy Alexei Chepa described Lithuania as a satellite country of the USA after the Seimas’ decision to recognize Russia as a terrorist state.
“All these actions, these statements, of a number of satellite countries trying to play with the United States in Europe, do not affect anything. For a long time, these countries pursued an anti-Russian policy as they wished, which inflamed hostile relations between the countries and in every possible way fueled the conflict in Europe. Today’s events (special operation. – socialbites.ca) were, among other things, a mandatory measure on the policy that these countries have followed for the past 20-25 years,” Chepa told socialbites.ca.
According to him, Lithuania will “later lose the possibility of trade relations” with Russia.
“We are probably ready to end all relations with Lithuania. It is possible to freeze all deliveries from Lithuanian ports. It is possible to close the supply of fertilizers and all kinds of products that the country buys from us. “We can also close all farms completely with them, we can’t buy any products from them,” he said.
“The Baltic republics always repeat one after another,” says Chep, as we can expect Latvia and Estonia to also recognize Russia as a terrorist country.
Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council International Relations Committee, believes that the Russian Foreign Ministry will not leave Lithuania’s actions unanswered.
How can you respond to schizophrenia? Schizophrenia pure water. The country that defeated international terrorism in Syria, that defeated international terrorism in the North Caucasus before, and are they trying to call us a terrorist country? What did you do all these years? You collaborated with the Nazis? Did you participate in the war against the Soviet Union? Here are the terrorists, most likely, these are your predecessors. I think that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will consider such a decision and some decisions will be made on this issue, ”said the senator of the Moskva Speaks radio station.
On 10 May, the Lithuanian Seimas deputies unanimously voted down For recognition of a resolution on the recognition of Russia as a terrorist state and military special operations as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.
“In the adopted document, the Seimas called on the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the parliaments and governments of foreign states to recognize and prosecute the genocide. “War crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Russian Federation,” the Lithuanian Parliament said in a statement.
Seimas deputies also voted to “establish a special international criminal court to investigate and evaluate Russia’s aggression against sovereign Ukraine.”
“In the document adopted by the Seimas, the Russian Federation, whose armed forces deliberately and systematically choose civilian targets for bombing, is a state that supports and carries out terrorism,” Lithuanian parliamentarians said.
Position of the West
On April 12, US President Joe Biden, while visiting a bioethanol factory in Iowa, said that what happened in Ukraine was genocide.
“I called it (a military special operation. – socialbites.ca) genocide, because it is becoming more and more obvious that Putin is trying to erase from the face of the earth even the idea that one can be Ukrainian. “There is more evidence emerging from the literally terrible things the Russians did in Ukraine,” Biden said.
The Kremlin found the US President’s words unacceptable.
“We strongly disagree with the view that this deterioration of the situation is unacceptable,” said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian presidency.
Soon after, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, announced that the American leader was expressing his personal opinion.
Former US President Donald Trump described the events in Ukraine as genocide in an interview with Fox News.
“This is genocide – what happened in Ukraine. “People have never seen anything like this before,” Trump said.
In response, French President Emmanuel Macron refused to recognize the Russian military special operation as genocide. According to him, if the events in Ukraine were to be described as genocide, it would be necessary to intervene in the conflict. He is sure that what happened should be judged by lawyers, not politicians.
States that consider this as genocide should intervene in accordance with international conventions. Is this what people want? I don’t think so,” added the French president.