Jaybird writes that it looks like Lithuania is ready to put the smack down on this whole crisis, as the Ukranians have called for some "Baltic backup."
According to the Baltic Times:
"Lithuanian Foreign Minister Vygaudas Usackas [pictured] has agreed to take a leading role in negotiations with Ukraine, the EU and Russia over renewing gas supplies to Ukraine. Usackas will join Ukrainian Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ogryzka, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg -- whose country currently holds the EU presidency -- and European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs in talks aimed at renewing the flow of gas to Ukraine."
Jaybird adds that most Lithuanians don’t get what the big issue is. The Soviets had a blockade on Vilnius for five months (!) in 1990 that was barely noticed. The tiny nation has proved to be indestructible...and incredibly multilingual.
...which will help save time in translation, we suppose.