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 is sad that Lithuanian leader continues to feed a destructive phobias instead think about improving bilateral relations, appeared due to the fault of Vilnius in the hopeless dead end," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
She recalled that Moscow has repeatedly evaluated the attempts of the Baltic politicians to falsify historical events is based on estimates, based on the concept of a "Soviet occupation".
"Another such hostile attacks made by the President of Lithuania during a recent meeting of the European Council in Brussels. We believe that from the mouth of the leadership of the state conducting the serial line on the glorification of the so-called "forest brothers", many of which are directly cooperated with the Nazis and responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians, accusations against Russia, as they say, "historical revisionism", inappropriate, cynical and immoral," she said.
The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the occupation of the Baltic States in 1940, the Soviet Union cannot be considered. The Russian foreign Ministry explained that it is considering the accession of the Baltic States as complying with international law of the time. According to authorities, the term "occupation" here can not be used, as between the USSR and the Baltic States was not conducted military operations, and the invasion was carried out on a contractual basis and with the Express consent existed in these republics authorities. In addition, in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia during their stay in the Soviet Union (excluding the time of occupation by Germany during the great Patriotic war) acted with the national authorities.
The Soviet-German non-aggression Treaty (often called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, by the names of its signatories, the foreign Ministers of the Soviet Union and Germany) was signed on 23 August 1939 in Moscow. The content of the non-aggression Pact is not at odds with international law and Treaty practice of States, adopted for such settlements. At the same time the Treaty was signed a secret Protocol containing the delimitation of spheres of interests of the Soviet Union and Germany. In the area of influence of the USSR became part of the Baltic States, Western Belarus, Western Ukraine and Bessarabia. Thus the European border of the USSR and moved significantly to the West.