Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has submitted his resignation due to the contract of the Lithuanian railway with Belaruskali, which came under sanctions. About it informs DELFI.
“To get acquainted with the current situation related to the continuation of the transportation of Belarusian goods through Lithuania after the US sanctions, and understand the reputational problems that this creates for the government of the Republic of Lithuania in accordance with Article 84 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and Article 10 of the Law on the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, and how you can rather, release (me) from the post of Foreign Minister, ”the publication quotes Gabrielus’ statement addressed to the Prime Minister of Lithuania.
According to Landsbergis, the Lithuanian government has no legal opportunity to terminate the deal with Belaruskali, since the amount of possible damage in case of termination of the contract will amount to 500 million euros.
The day before, Landsbergis announced that he intends to resign if the information is confirmed, according to which the Belarusian company Belaruskali made an advance payment under an agreement with the Lithuanian state railway company Lietuvos Gelezhinkeliai for cargo transportation, despite the effective US sanctions.
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