Vilnius mayor trolls Russia by changing embassy road name after Ukraine invasion

The Mayor of Vilnius has become the ultimate troll after changing the name of the road that the city's embassy sits on to mock Russia.

The grand building in Lithuania's capital city was, until today, found on Latvių g. 53, Vilnius 08113, Lithuania.

But now, after an official decree made by Mayor Remigijus Šimašius in protest against the actions of Russia in invading Ukraine, the embassy now sits on Ukrainian Heroes road.

Making the announcement on Twitter, Mayor Šimašius said: “#Russian Embassy's new address in #Vilnius: Ukrainian heroes – 2.

“We will sort out the formalities on Wednesday, in accordance with the law.

“I suspect that the post will not necessarily deliver the letters if the address is given incorrectly.”

And his announcement was roundly praised on social media.

Oliver Schmidt wrote: “Vilnius, Lithuania and their postal service are officially trolling the Russian embassy in their country.

“Not too bad, I would say and far from being unjustified.”

Nicolas Butylin tweeted: “From now on, employees will be reminded of where they work in every letter, every mail.

“Vilnius – great action, great city.”

And that message was backed up by Monika Bickauskaite, who is the global policy and research engagement officer for the Legatum Institute.

She tweeted: “Now every time anyone has to send a letter to the embassy they will be reminded of who the heroes are.”

This isn't the mayor's first time he has been outspoken against Vladimir Putin and Russia's actions.

Earlier this week, the 48-year-old went out onto the streets with a can of spray paint and daubed the words “Putin, the Hague is waiting for you" on a road opposite the newly-renamed street where the Russian embassy is found.

He also called on the world to stop using the slogan “stop war”, suggesting that it be replaced with “stop Russian aggression” as “we have to win, not to stop”, he said.

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