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SWEDISH TEDDY BEAR DROP
Lithuania warns Belarus and summons envoy

Lithuania warns Belarus and summons envoy

Published: 15 Aug 2012 07:30 GMT+02:00
Updated: 15 Aug 2012 07:30 GMT+02:00

The row erupted after Swedish activists illegally flew a plane into Belarus from Lithuania last month, dropping hundreds of teddy bears attached to little parachutes bearing signs calling for freedom of speech and human rights.

Belarus expelled Swedish diplomats last week and threatened consequences

for Lithuania.

But Lithuania warned Tuesday that Minsk's move would "have an impact on

relations between the EU and Belarus".

Regarding "the recent actions in Belarus, the EU intends to consider restraining political contacts with Belarus," Lithuania's foreign ministry said in a statement.

The European Union on Friday said it would send a "very clear message" to

Minsk but shied away from a mooted mass diplomatic withdrawal.

Lithuania, which joined NATO and the EU in 2004, said it was considering

Belarus' request to investigate an alleged violations of the state border.

Lithuania's move comes soon after the Swedish PR team responsible for the teddy bear drop, Studio Total, ignored a KGB summons from Lukashenko.

In an open letter to the Belarusian published on Tuesday, the Swedes mocked his authority and invited him to come to Sweden instead, demanding that all political prisoners be released.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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10:36 August 15, 2012 by OUIJA
Hurry, Hurry. Countries needed to assist Sweden to justify the illegal flight into Belarus. Lukashenko y terrified. What can he do against the mighte Lithuania. Good Lord!
04:46 August 16, 2012 by cheeba
So these Swedish people can ignore a summons from Belarus while they freely admit violating its airspace, but it's a terrible thing for Julian Assange to ignore a Swedish summons when two ladies said he failed to pull out when they invited him to their homes for random sex? good grief! Where is the consistency?
08:47 August 16, 2012 by robban70226
What a shame for Sweden, a broken condom from a hot bitch is more important the international violation of air space,

Those guys in The ad agency are a buch of cowards hidding in Sweden,

Teach them a lesson, send the KGB to take them to Belarus to face the music.
11:42 August 16, 2012 by NetFox
Mounds of salt on the tail of them. Belarusian laws have no legal effect in Sweden.

Alternatively, they can be tried in Sweden or Lithuania and sentenced to a symbolic fine. The laws of Lithuania and Sweden allow it. Already learned. That came. Not tried twice for the same thing.

robban70226 - You are:

What a bloody! Yes, pure - Belarusian lukashist. But according to the laws of Belarus of the two Swedes deported from Belarus should. So they did it themselves.
09:15 August 17, 2012 by robban70226
There is too much diversion about teddy bears,

That id not the issue at stake here, doesn't matter if the illegal violation of air space happened for teddy bears, candy, condoms, cocaine, or grenades. The principle is the same The Study One and its founders keep trying to divert the issue to avoid taking responsibility of their actions.
20:23 August 18, 2012 by NetFox
09:15 August 17, 2012 by robban70226

I read five times that you write. From left to right, right to left, top to bottom, bottom to top, and from the center in all directions. But still did not understand that you wanted to say. Common set of words. No more. May translate into English is his? A better - to Belarus.
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