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Zakharov praised Russia's relations with Lithuania

Relations between Russia and Lithuania are in a hopeless deadlock due to the fault of Vilnius, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausea July 17, before the white house announced that he intends to raise the issue of disagreements with Russia in the assessment of the Second world war.

It became known in what city of the Baltic States as well after the pandemic

Residents of St. Petersburg interviewed by Lux Express Group, called Tallinn is the first city where they will be going after the opening of the borders of Russia and the EU, according to the shipping company.

The capital of Estonia voted 42 percent (respondents could select multiple answers among the cities of the Baltic States and Finland).

The Association for international broadcasting is concerned by a ban RT in Latvia and Lithuania

Association for international broadcasting (AIB) is concerned about the prohibition of broadcasts of the channels of the group RT in Latvia and Lithuania.

"It seems that action was taken based on false information and without following the standard legal procedures", - quotes RT excerpts from the message that the head of the AIB, Simon Spanswick sent to the media regulators of the two countries, and ambassadors in the UK, where the head office of the Association.

Estonia expects from the European Commission additional safety assessment of the NPP

Estonia expects from the Commission further assessment of the safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (Belarusian NPP), under construction near the town of Ostrowiec, said Wednesday the Minister of economic Affairs and communications Baltic republics of Estonia, Taavi AAS.

According to AASA, a compromise proposal of the Commission for the Baltic States contains a recommendation to strengthen security measures during the construction of the Belarusian NPP. However, this does not exclude the possibility of further purchase of electricity from third countries, i.e. outside the European Union.

Estonia is weighing whether to ban broadcasting of Russian channels RT

The Estonian government is weighing the possibility on the example of Latvia to ban broadcasting of Russian TV channels in the country, Russia Today reported on Monday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Baltic Republic Urmas Reinsalu.

Last week Latvia has banned broadcasting of channels RT, RT HD, RT Arabic, RT Spanish, RT Documentary HD, RT Documentary, RT TV, having reasoned its decision by the fact that they belong to the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, who is under EU sanctions. While Kiselev is the Director General of MIA "Russia today", while the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan, for which no EU sanctions do not apply. These companies were two separate legal entities, this information is well known and is in the public domain. Commenting on the decision of Latvia and Lithuania, Simonyan wrote that now expects the same from the government of Estonia.

Lithuania gave Russia a note for information on the oil platform

The Lithuanian foreign Ministry gave the Russian Embassy verbal note in connection with the appeared, according to the Ministry, free information on major environmental violations on offshore oil platform D-6 on the continental shelf of the Baltic sea, reported on the website of the foreign Ministry.

"The third of July, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania handed over to the Russian Embassy in Vilnius verbal note in response to recent publicly available information about serious environmental violations at the offshore platform D-6 on the continental shelf of the Baltic sea", - stated in the message.

The Embassy in Riga commented on the ban on the broadcasting of RT in Latvia

Embassy of Russia in Riga called rabid prohibition of Latvia to broadcast seven RT channels.

Earlier, the Latvian regulator has banned the broadcasting seven channels RT, explaining that they belong to the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, who is under EU sanctions. While Kiselev is the Director General of MIA "Russia today" and editor-in-chief is the RT Margarita Simonyan, for which no EU sanctions do not apply. These companies were two separate legal entities, this information is well known and is in the public domain.

The foreign Ministry commented on the ban on the broadcasting of the seven RT channels in Latvia

The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova condemned the ban on the broadcasting of the seven RT channels in Latvia.

The Latvian regulator, previously banned broadcasting of channels RT, RT HD, RT Arabic, RT Spanish, RT Documentary HD, RT Documentary, RT TV, explained its decision by the fact that they supposedly belong to the General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, who is under EU sanctions.

The Ministry called on international organizations to assess the ban on broadcasting of RT in Latvia

Russia calls on international organizations to assess how the decision of Riga to ban the broadcasting of RT in line with political commitments of Latvia, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

She recalled that this is not the first step on the part of Latvia to sweep the information space in the country, where more than 40% of the population prefer to receive information in Russian.

The authorities of Vilnius have turned the main square to the beach

In Vilnius's main square turned into a beach, according to Travel and Leisure.

From the Lithuanian capital to the coast – a three hour drive, but the city authorities decided to give the chance to inhabitants in the period of pandemic and limits to feel in the resort.

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