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Published: 22 september 2020 07:59

A sceptical view of Vilnius’ policy towards Minsk: some Lithuanians want more focus on our own problems?

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„Reuters“/„Scanpix“ nuotr. / Protesters in Minsk

A quarter of Lithuanian citizens think that the government’s reaction to the events in Belarus is overly severe, a recent survey shows. Political scientists explain that such views could be based on the desire for attention to be directed towards domestic problems. Furthermore, there is discontent with the government among those who feel nostalgia for the Soviet era, while Belarus has retained numerous traits the USSR held.

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