Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite, summing up the results of 2017 and describing the future of the republic, stated in an interview to the Internet portal 15min that it is necessary to cooperate with Russia, but not to fight.

“Relations with our neighbor [Russia] will remain difficult in the coming years, and if the current leadership will remain in power, the situation will not change, but I do not want to say that you should wash your hands and do not have to communicate,” Grybauskaite said.

She noted that Lithuania should not abandon its own values, but it should be understood that the geopolitical situation is changing, so, if necessary, you can revise the position on some issues.

The President also named several conditions for building relations with Russia, including the return of the “occupied” territories, the refusal to use force in their own interests, the termination of “bribery” of politicians not only in Lithuania, but throughout Europe, as well as interference in elections of other countries .

“We always try to be friends with our neighbors, because we do not choose them, but the most important thing is that cooperation helps to protect the interests of the state and our people,” she said.

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