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Former Lithuanian ambassador to Russia arrested

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lithuania’s Special Investigation Service has arrested Rimantas Šidlauskas, the country’s former ambassador to the Russian Federation. The Lithuanian news outlet Delfi reported that the diplomat is suspected of “influence trading”: law enforcement agents believe that he promised to acquire a Schengen Zone visa for a Russian citizen in exchange for that individual’s efforts to “influence a particular group of people.” That Russian citizen may be Rinat Nasyrov, a co-owner of New Industrial…