The former head of the Lithuanian city of Kaunas Vytautas Shustauskas criticized the policy of the country's authorities and expressed the opinion that they would continue to act to the detriment of Lithuania, RIA Novosti reports.
“If it hadn't been for barking like dogs at Russia, we would have lived well,” the politician said and expressed the opinion that if “smart people” come to power in the country, they will use the neighborhood with Russia and Belarus for the economic growth of the state.
He added that the ruling party "nevertheless did some things for the population" in four years, however, according to the ex-mayor of Kaunas, other politicians should come to power in the country, who would change their attitude towards neighboring states.
At the same time, Shustauskas suggested that after the parliamentary elections, the first round of which ended on the evening of October 11, the country's foreign policy is unlikely to change.
Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova said that relations between Russia and Lithuania are "at a hopeless dead end" due to the fault of Vilnius.