"We now know that the a flight to Kharkov (Ukraine) is planned for (June) 28, followed by a layover there and the remains should return to Vilnius in the morning of (June) 29. Of course, this can still change but this is the plan now," the minister told journalists at the parliament on Thursday.
The remains will be brought back by a Pakistani Air Force airplane accompanied by Pakistan's state officials.
Another climber Saulius Damulevičius, who was on the same expedition with Markšaitis, should also return on the same flight.
In Linkevičius' words, Lithuania's Ambassador Kęstutis Kudzmanas handed credentials to Pakistan's president earlier on Thursday and heard a message of condolences to Lithuania and the murdered climber's family and friends.
"The president of Pakistan asked to convey condolences to Lithuania and the killed man's family and friends," the foreign minister said.
On the other hand, Linkevičius said Lithuanian diplomats still had no official information in connection to the circumstances of the incident and the course of investigation.
The diplomacy chief restated that Lithuanian citizens should refer to recommendations provided by the Foreign Ministry prior to trips to such countries.
"The Foreign Ministry is constantly updating information on its website about countries people should avoid. The call to refrain from trips to Pakistan has been online since the beginning of this year," he added.
Markšaitis was killed during a terrorist attack in Pakistan in late hours of Saturday. He was among 11 persons murdered at a base camp near Nanga Parbat, one of the highest peaks worldwide.
Pakistan's Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a step of revenge for the death of its deputy leader during the US drone mission last month.