The Seimas, the parliament of Lithuania, may apply to the Lithuanian Prosecutor’s Office to get the answer “on the legality of Russia”, Joinfo.ua reports. Vytautas Landsbergis, the first head of post-Soviet Lithuania, urged politicians to ignore any initiatives of Russia related to clarifying the legality of withdrawal of the Baltic countries from the USSR.
He believes that Lithuania should not enter such disputes. Landsbergis is sure that Moscow is once again trying so “provoke some controversy.”
Lithuanian politicians, as well as members of the parliament of the Republic of Lithuania could also apply to the Lithuanian Prosecutor’s Office to get the answer “on the legality of Russia,” he said.
“Because Russia is likely illegal – it overthrew the king, killed him and his children, and it is a legitimate state?” said the former head of Lithuania.
The Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite also criticized the Russian authorities, noting that the decision of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office to verify the legitimacy of recognition of the Baltic republics as independent states was a provocation.