China imposes sanctions on Lithuanian minister
China has banned Lithuania’s Deputy Transport Minister Agne Vasiukeviciut from traveling to Taiwan amid growing hostility with the US over Taipei. Let us tell you that Lithuania, which is close to America, also recently supported the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. Annoyed by this, China has also cracked down on him. Along with this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China has also suspended cooperation in the transport sector with Lithuania in response. Despite the current tensions between China and the US, Wasiukaviet traveled to Taipei on August 7.
A local news agency quoted the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday as saying the vice president had interfered in Beijing’s internal affairs and undermined the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. All exchanges with Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport and Communications have been suspended, he said.
Lithuania’s war with China
Lithuania also supported US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan. China has criticized Lithuania’s move as wrong, alleging that the Baltic NATO countries are violating the One China Policy. China has been conducting large-scale military exercises around the island for the past week in response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The Chinese consider Taiwan part of their territory, but Taipei has long considered itself independent. In recent days, tensions have also arisen between Lithuania and China. China has downgraded its diplomatic ties with the Baltic EU state.
Lithuania is hostile to Russia
Let us tell you that recently Lithuania stopped the train going to Russia. It said this was done due to EU restrictions. Russia threatened to teach Lithuania a lesson when Lithuania banned goods to and from Kaliningrad, citing EU sanctions rules.
Lithuania joined the military organization NATO
Let us tell you that Lithuania was once a part of the Soviet Union. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Lithuania became a separate country. In 2004, Lithuania joined the military organization NATO. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was started in 1949. America leads it. At present NATO consists of 30 countries.
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