Lithuania: No need for same sanctions on Russians, Belarusians: Foreign Minister

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said that there was no need to impose identical restrictions on Russians and Belarusians in response to the possible relocation of Russian mercenary group Wagner Group to Belarus, BNS reports. Earlier, President Gitanas Nauseda criticised the decision of the Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, to override his veto and approve different restrictions on Russian and Belarusian citizens over the war in Ukraine. Landsbergis noted that there were no signs that Wagner was preparing "provocations" from Belarus. He explained that the differential treatment showed support for Belarusians who opposed the current regime in Minsk. Meanwhile, Nauseda said that he would come back to the issue "in the very near future."