Lithuania's Foreign Minister Wants to Prove Putin Wrong

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jul.09 - 2024 1:22 PM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
"Right now is the most suitable moment to prove him wrong"

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Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has stirred controversy with a provocative statement suggesting Ukraine should be allowed to strike deep into Russian territory, aiming to prove Russian President Vladimir Putin wrong amidst the ongoing conflict.

Prove Him Wrong

According to Lenta Landsbergis made the statement on his social media account, paralleling the situation with the West's expected response and the predictability of Ukraine's allies' decisions.

"Right now is the most suitable moment to prove him wrong by giving Ukraine our best weapons and permission to hit military targets as deeply as necessary," Landsbergis wrote.

Empower Ukraine

The statement comes amidst heightened tensions and varied responses across Europe regarding interactions with Russia. Earlier, Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's visit to Moscow, emphasizing that it undermines the country's authority.

"Prime Minister Viktor Orban's unilateral decision to visit Moscow in no way reflects the European Union's position. It damages Hungary's credibility during its EU Council presidency," Nauseda stated.

Landsbergis's call to empower Ukraine with deeper strike capabilities underscores the growing divide within Europe over responses to Russia's actions in the region. The geopolitical implications of such statements highlight the complexities of European diplomacy amidst the ongoing crisis.