25 years on, Lithuania's freedom icon warns of 'Putin war era'

Vytautas Landsbergis, first post-communist Lithuania's president is pictured in Vilnius, Lithuania on March 10, 2015A quarter-century after Lithuania’s split from the Soviet Union, the architect of the Baltic state’s independence Vytautas Landsbergis has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brand of imperialism risks new wars in Europe. Russia didn’t want to be an aggressive empire… he treated our freedom favourably,” Landsbergis told AFP of the reform-minded Yeltsin who was president 1991-99.

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