Lithuanian MP reminding President Putin of Duke Algirdas’ cohorts at Moscow’s gates

July 30, 2007 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania 13-15cAn ex Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antanas Valionis has talled to BNS that Russia‘s president should remember that ratification of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty stalled because of Russia failing to pull out troops from Moldova and Georgia, member of parliament  and .On 25 of July, in comment on the circumstance of Russia stepping down from the CFET, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said, with a certain amount of irony, that according to the old wording of the treaty, the Baltic countries that have not yet ratified the modified version of the treat ought to be considered the Baltic military county of the former USSR and therefore he “might have to appoint a military commander there.”

The former Foreign Minister Valionis told to BNS “Putin’s tone could be more constructive as Lithuanians might suggest to return the cohorts of Duke Algirdas back to Moscow. In this case, he’s the beater and the screamer,” In his words Lithuania is prepared to negotiate ratification of the treaty and such proposals had been made on several occasions while he was the minister.

In the 14th century, led by Duke Algirdas the armies of the Great Duchy of Lithuania had besieged Moscow’s Kremlin three times but never assaulted it.

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