Ministrul de Externe al Lituaniei va anunta raspunsul tarii sale la cerea de ajutor militar din partea Georgiei

 

Lithuania’s ForMin to announce response to Georgia’s request for military assistance

VILNIUS, Aug 12, BNS – Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry plans to announce its response to the note received from Georgia requesting military assistance. “We received Georgia’s note asking for military assistance, and our response will come tomorrow. We will make an announcement on this”, Foreign Minister Petras Vaitiekunas told BNS Monday night.

Georgia addressed the international community Monday asking for military assistance by sending notes to allies and international organizations. [12:43:05 PM] Gio says: Lithuanian president flying to Tbilisi Tuesday 09:30, August 12, 2008

VILNIUS, Aug 12, BNS – Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus is leaving Vilnius for Poland at 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday to board the airplane of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and proceed to Georgia.
Further details of the trip are withheld.

Other foreign leaders to arrive in Tbilisi on Tuesday are Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, Latvian Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

The five leaders should reach the Georgian capital in late hours of Tuesday.

Late Monday night, the Lithuanian president received a phone call from U.S. President George W. Bush who expressed support to the decision of the Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Polish and Ukrainian leaders to go to Tbilisi.

Bush, who was on his way back from Beijing to Washington D.C., stressed the significance of the common efforts in the solution of the armed conflict in Georgia.

Adamkus said he condemned the ongoing Georgia’s occupation by Russia. “The entire international community must take strong actions to stop occupation of an independent country in the 21st century,” said the Lithuanian president.
[12:44:23 PM] Gio says: NATO to consider Georgia’s request for military assistance Tuesday
10:09, August 12, 2008

VILNIUS, Aug 12, BNS – NATO is gathering a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Georgian request for military assistance. Lithuania will propose to give a positive answer to the call.
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will cut short his vacation to attend the meeting, which is held at Georgia’s request.

“As the note from Georgia was received by all NATO member-states and the NATO central headquarters, the request will be discussed at a special meeting,” said Lithuanian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Zygimantas Pavilionis.

“Lithuania and not only Lithuania but also the largest countries of the Alliance will propose the need to give a common answer to the Georgian matter because we are part of NATO, and security matters have to be solved together. Lithuania will ask for a positive answer to the Georgian request, however, the final result will be available after the meeting,” Pavilionis told BNS on Tuesday.

In his words, Russia’s failure to stop the aggression may lead to many more such meetings and further decisions.

“This may only be the beginning,” said Pavilionis.
[12:44:57 PM] Gio says:

Lithuania to call for NATO’s “positive stance” on Georgia’s request for military assistance
11:14, August 12, 2008

(updated version, new headline, corrects in para 1, adds quotation from Georgia’s note in para 3, new 3 last paras)
VILNIUS, Aug 12, BNS – NATO is gathering a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Georgian request for military assistance. Lithuania will propose that Allies took a positive stance on the request.

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will cut short his vacation to attend the meeting, which is held at Georgia’s request.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia presents its compliments to all diplomatic missions of friendly countries and international organizations accredited to Georgia and being under the threat of total occupation of the country request the immediate military assistance against the Russian direct and uncovered aggression,” Georgia said in a note sent to NATO countries on Monday.

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Zygimantas Pavilionis said: “As the note from Georgia was received by all NATO member-states and the NATO central headquarters, the request will be discussed at a special meeting.”

Lithuania and not only Lithuania but also the largest countries of the Alliance will propose the need to give a common answer to the Georgian matter because we are part of NATO, and security matters have to be solved together. Lithuania will ask for a positive answer to the Georgian request, however, the final result will be available after the meeting,” Pavilionis told BNS on Tuesday.

In his words, Russia’s failure to stop the aggression may lead to many more such meetings and further decisions.

“This may only be the beginning,” said Pavilionis.

Lithuania’s Ambassador at NATO Linas Linkevicius said officials of Georgia should also be present at the NATO meeting on Tuesday.

“Knowing that the Alliance is not directly involved in the solution of the conflict but is closely following the situation, Lithuania aims to actualize the matters in all international formats including NATO because Georgia is faced with true aggression. Lithuania will seek bigger attention on the part of the Alliance, however, possible decisions are still difficult to forecast. Everything will be cleared up after the meeting,” Linkevicius told BNS on Tuesday.

In the ambassador’s words, Georgia is not a member of NATO but “has a special intensive dialogue with the Alliance and is country that is not entirely on the sidelines, which provides a significant argument for Lithuania and other members of NATO in the discussion of the Georgian call for help.”

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