LITHUANIA RESPONDS TO GRACHEV’S WARNING.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 136
Foreign Minister Povilas Gylys told a Vilnius news conference yesterday that "Lithuania will not alter its strategic goal of integration into Western defense institutions" as a result of Russian warnings, from Defense Minister Pavel Grachev the previous day. (See the November 16 Monitor) That integration "will assure us a peaceful future," Gylys said, stressing that Lithuania does not regard NATO’s enlargement as inimical to Russia. "Our enemy is instability," Gylys said. (5)
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