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Position on media reports about legislative amendments planned in Russia, related to state maritime boundaries

Created: 2024.05.22 / Updated: 2024.05.22 11:42

Russia’s actions are seen as a deliberate, targeted, escalatory provocation to intimidate neighbouring countries and their societies. This is further proof that Russia’s aggressive and revisionist policy is a threat to the security of neighbouring countries and Europe as a whole.

Lithuania today is summoning a representative of the Russian Federation for a full explanation. We are also  coordinating our response with partners.

Lithuania recalls and urges Russian Federation to respect and abide by the universally recognised principles and norms of international law, in particular UN Convention on the Law on Sea, to which Russia is a party as well as international and bilateral agreements on the inviolability of frontiers, namely the 1991 Treaty on the Foundations of Inter-State Relations, the 1997 Treaty on the State Border between Lithuania and Russia, the 1997 Treaty on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf in the Baltic Sea, the 2005 Agreement on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf Boundaries in the Baltic Sea, and other agreements.

A post on X by Gabrielius Landsbergis, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs https://x.com/glandsbergis/status/1793183674847862872?s=46

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