Lithuania cancels vaccines for Bangladesh over Russia stance

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Lithuania has cancelled a donation of nearly half a million Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh after Dhaka refused to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the UN General Assembly on 2 March. Vilnius had only pledged the donation last week but backtracked after the vote at the General Assembly but Rasa Jakilaitienė, a representative of the Lithuanian prime minister, has said this will no longer go ahead. Lithuania’s actions have been criticised by dozens of social media users, many of whom have called it “outrageous” and argued that the people of Bangladesh will suffer from the government’s ne…

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