Following is a roundup of how countries around the world have reacted to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region. The responses are grouped under the headings “Pro-Russia,” “Anti-Putin” and “On the Fence.”
Lithuanian Economy Minister Birute Vesaite urged the government to alter its energy tactics to seek cheaper natural-gas supplies from Russia’s OAO Gazprom and reject a nuclear reactor that Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. proposed.
Latvia’s budget deficit will narrow more than the government estimated this year, reaching 2.1 percent of gross domestic product, the Baltic News Service cited Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis as saying.
Latvia’s budget deficit was about 4 percent of economic output last year, according to preliminary data, the Baltic News Service reported, citing Aleksis Jarockis, a spokesman for the Finance Ministry.