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Lithuanian Foreign Minister On Belarus Following Plane Hijacking

On Wednesday, Belarus’ authoritarian president defended his decision to tell a passenger jet to land in his country.

President Alexander Lukashenko accused European leaders of using this situation as a way to interfere with his country’s affairs and “strangle” his nation by ordering new sanctions.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Gabrielius Landsbergis, Lithuania’s foreign minister.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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