Around 43% of Lithuanians do not regard Russia as a threat. According to Rosbalt's correspondent, this statistic was produced by the latest Lithuanian opinion poll. The poll was carried out in November by the Vilmorus public opinion research centre. 24% of respondents believe that investments in the Lithuanian energy industry by Russian companies Yukos, Gazprom, and LUKoil are a threat to Lithuania's sovereignty. This opinion is mainly held by supporters of conservative parties. According to the poll, one third of Lithuanians do not have a firm opinion on relations between Lithuania and Russia. Over 1,000 people took part in the poll.
The United States and NATO are conducting provocative activities both in airspace and waters of the Black Sea, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said