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MP of EU nation threatens Russia and China

Added 08-08-22 01:37:05pm EST - “A Lithuanian MP from the ruling party called both the Russians and the Chinese "Mongols," while championing the cause of Taiwan” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “MP of EU nation threatens Russia and China”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The ‘Grand Duchy of Lithuania’ will destroy ‘Mongol’ Moscow if the ‘Mongols’ of China invade Taiwan, a ruling party MP in the Baltic state said in a tweet. Matas Maldeikis chairs the parliamentary committee for relations with Taiwan and has antagonized China before, by leading a delegation of lawmakers to the disputed island in 2021.

“If the Mongols invade Taiwan, we will retaliate by destroying the small Mongol village called ‘Moscow,’” Maldeikis tweeted last week, as the Chinese military began exercises around the island. “The Grand Duchy of Lithuania stands with Taiwan!” he added, alongside a portrait of the 14th-century Lithuanian king Algirdas.

While calling the Russians ‘Mongols’ is a common racist trope in the Baltic states and Ukraine, applying the same label to the Chinese is somewhat novel. It is on brand for Maldeikis, however, as he has been championing the cause of Taiwan ever since he was elected to the Seimas (the parliament) in 2020.

In his Twitter bio, the lawmaker lists himself as the “Head of Parliamentary Groups for Relations with Taiwan and Democratic Russia.” In the first capacity, he led a delegation of Baltic lawmakers to Taiwan in November 2021, prompting Beijing to formally downgrade diplomatic relations with Vilnius. China had already withdrawn its ambassador in August, after Lithuania revealed it would open a de facto Taiwanese embassy. 

If the Mongols invade Taiwan, we will retaliate by destroying the small Mongol village called "Moscow" ???????????? The Grand Duchy of Lithuania stands with Taiwan!#StandWithTaiwan#SmolenskIsLithuaniapic.twitter.com/UcLXUY0zqM

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