Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has told Newsweek she will not overreact to discussions in the Russian parliament about revoking Moscow’s recognition of Lithuania’s independence, dismissing the apparent threat as “nonsense.”
Speaking with Newsweek on the sidelines of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit in the Danish capital on Friday, Šimonytė said she was more concerned by President Vladimir Putin’s apparent imperial ambitions than with the actions of fringe members of the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament.