The Lithuanian president has called Russia a terrorist-like state. This will undoubtedly be a burden to Lithuania's new ambassador to Moscow Remigijus Motuzas. When leaders talk of war, diplomats throw in the towel.
However, the Social Democratic Party, which nominated Motuzas for the post, insists he will do better than Lithuania's outgoing ambassador Renatas Norkus. Motuzas, according to the party, is good at not making enemies, has good manners, is persuasive and level-headed.