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Russians interviewed Lithuanian Minister, introducing themselves as Ukrainian Minister
19:07, 10 May 2016
Russians interviewed Lithuanian Minister, introducing themselves as Ukrainian Minister

In interview Lithuanian Minister stated that there is more fascism in Russia than in the Baltic countries

19:07, 10 May 2016

gazprom.ru

Journalists of Russian NTV channel interviewed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, while introduced themselves as Minister of Justice of Ukraine.

It is reported that representatives of the Russian channel called the minister, and later this audio recording was made public during the television show, while the impression was created that allegedly it’s the Minister of Justice of Ukraine calling Linkevičius.

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Lithuania Minister’s press attaché Kestutis Vashkelyavichyus said that there was a substitution of interlocutors during a call. "This once again demonstrates that the manipulation takes place for the purpose of provocation", - he said.

During the phone interview journalists asked Lithuanian Foreign Minister about and Lithuanian desire to compensate the damage caused by Russian occupation.

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"I'll tell you frankly, we are involved in this process, but we have a sober look at these things and understanding of what is real and what is unreal," - said in the Minister during the interview.

Linkevičius also said that there is more fascism in Russia than in the Baltic countries.

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