Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:21
The Lithuanian State Security Department's director says that those who support separatists in Eastern Ukraine are acting against Lithuania and Western values.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 09:45
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's statements about armed fighters allegedly trained in Lithuania and Poland are aimed at warning future protesters and justifying possible repressions against them.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 15:10
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has dismissed the statement by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko about training of armed provokers in Lithuania as fiction out of the blue.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 14:45
Poland's decision not to buy electricity generated at the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus confirms the Lithuanian stance that the utility threatens the whole region, says President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 09:18
Poland became Lithuania's first ally in its efforts to stop the construction of the Russian state corporation Rosatom's nuclear power plant in Belarus when it stated its intentions not to purchase electricity from the facility under construction in Astravyets, just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, Lithuanian politicians and experts said on Monday.
Monday, March 20, 2017 14:15
The Polish decision not to buy electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus shows that the market may be closed for the Belarusian electricity, says Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.
Monday, March 20, 2017 09:33
Exercise in Rukla
Lithuania should step military and security cooperation with the Nordic countries, Defence Minister Raimondas Karoblis said after meeting with Iceland's top security, defense and military official in Vilnius on Friday.
Monday, March 20, 2017 09:33
Lithuania intends to continue the practice started after the annexation of Crimea to send lower-level officials to the Moscow International Security Conference.
Friday, March 17, 2017 11:16
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The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday reiterated its call on Russia to end the occupation of Crimea.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 14:33
Lithuania's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus Motuzas and officials of the Foreign Ministry have visited a memorial place including graves of a few Lithuanian interwar ministers in the outskirts of Moscow.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:16
The signal of the US Congress-financed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) rebroadcast via Lithuania should be amplified in an effort to resist the Russian propaganda, and the radio should be broadcast round the clock, Lithuania's Ambassador to the United States Rolandas Kriščiūnas told US senators on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 13:43
The Lithuanian Riflemen's Union has sent three powerful electric generators, special headsets and other humanitarian aid to people in war-hit Eastern Ukraine.
Monday, March 6, 2017 09:37
Belarus could be the next country targeted by Russia's President Vladimir Putin after Ukraine, Russian opposition figure Gary Kasparov, former world chess champion currently residing in the US, has said at a Vilnius conference.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 09:40
Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says in Vilnius he understands the Lithuanian government's anxiety over the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus, expressing support to the goal of ensuring the plant's security via international organizations.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 15:19
An international Baltic – Black Sea Forum will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, on March 10, bringing together historic leaders of Central and Eastern European countries, Lithuania's Vytautas Magnus University said.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:15
The Belarusian attitude towards the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) under construction in its territory undermines the importance of international conventions in the settlement of disputes on possibly negative environmental effects of nuclear utilities, says Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
Monday, February 27, 2017 10:33
Lithuania's parliament should this week start setting up a task force that should control the implementation of the agreement among political parties to block construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Belarus.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:44
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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė told journalists in Riga earlier this month (February 2017), “We are worried about the Zapad 2017 exercise, during which concentrations of extremely large and aggressive forces will demonstrate [Russian] preparations for war with the West”.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:51
The unsanctioned protest rallies that kicked off in Minsk and other cities of Belarus against the so-called unemployment tax give more capacities to the Belarusian opposition, one of the country's opposition leaders Anatoly Lebedko has said in Vilnius.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 09:51
Lithuania will seek that sanctions for Russia are continued until it "withdraws from the illegally occupied territory of Ukraine," Lithuania's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, marking three years of occupation of Crimea.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 09:45
The Belarusian society has fears about the upcoming joint war games with Russia, Zapad 2017, and the plans to bring numerous weaponry, Belarusian opposition activists have said in Vilnius.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 09:49
Stopping the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus through legal means is hardly possible, but arguments of European integration could be used for this purpose, Romas Švedas, a member of the Implementation Committee of the UN Espoo Convention, said on Monday evening.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:20
Lithuania no longer has the potential of halting the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus close to its border, therefore, should focus on the safety of the utility, Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis says.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:59
Lithuania is looking into a situation where copies of identity documents of members of an official Lithuanian delegation that visited Ukraine last year have recently appeared in the media supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the 15min.lt news website reported.
Friday, February 10, 2017 15:12
Leaders of Lithuanian parliamentary political parties on February 10 agreed on closer coordination of efforts to block electricity from a nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, just around 50 kilometers from Vilnius.
Friday, February 10, 2017 10:48
Ukraine is in need of constant attention and support, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said after meeting with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Thursday.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:51
Russia's new defence attaché, Captain 1st Rank Vitaly Timofeyev, was accredited to Lithuania on Monday, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:44
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Lithuania is providing all forms of assistance to Ukraine and will continue to support the country.
Monday, February 6, 2017 16:49
As the situation in Eastern Ukraine remains unpredictable, Europe must at least keep in place the existing sanctions against Russia, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said.
Friday, February 3, 2017 16:21
The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, expressing its concern over the substantial deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine in recent days and renewal of active military operations in Avdiivka, with several dozens of killed or injured Ukrainian soldiers and civilians and the recorded use of heavy weaponry;