Belarusian opposition think Russians may leave weapons after ZapadFREE

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.

Lithuania could use European integration arguments to stop Belarus' N-plant projectFREE

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.

Astravyets N-plant construction can't be stopped - Seimas speaker (1)FREE

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.

Copies of IDs of Lithuanian delegation to Ukraine used for separatists' propagandaFREE

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.

Parties agree to closer coordinate efforts to block Belarus' N-plantFREE

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.

Foreign Minister in Kiev: Ukraine needs constant attention, supportFREE

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.

New Russian defence attaché accredited to LithuaniaFREE

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.

Lithuania does all it can to help Ukraine - PM SkvernelisFREE

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.

EU must keep Russian sanctions amid unpredictable situation in Ukraine - ForMin (1)FREE

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.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs on situation in UkraineFREE

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;

Situation in Ukraine similar to that in 2014 - ForMinFREE

Friday, February 3, 2017 14:36
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The situation in Ukraine has recently been similar to that in 2014, when the most intense fighting took place, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Friday.

Lithuania appointing new defence attache to RussiaFREE

Friday, February 3, 2017 11:10
Lieutenant Colonel Petras Montvila should be appointed as Lithuania's next defence attache to Russia, members of the parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee confirmed to BNS after discussing candidates on Wednesday.

Lithuania urges both sides cease fire in East UkraineFREE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 16:32
Training in Ukraine
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After fighting between Ukraine's governmental forces and Russian-supported separatists escalated in Eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, Lithuania's Foreign Ministry urged both sides to cease fire.

Lithuania concerned over Russia's decision to grant asylum to Snoras' ex-chairmanFREE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:27
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry is concerned over Russia's decision to grant political asylum to Raimondas Baranauskas, a former chairman of the management board at the now-bankrupt bank Snoras.

Lithuania doesn't question status of Kaliningrad region - ForMinFREE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:19
In response to remarks by a Lithuanian lawmaker, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it is not questioning the status of Russia's Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad.

Belarus' rhetoric after IAEA visit to N-plant site worries Lithuania - ForminFREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017 13:28
Lithuania is worried by Belarus' rhetoric after experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said last week that the neighboring country had taken proper account of hazards to the Astravyets nuclear power plant construction site, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

IAEA didn't look into Lithuanian concerns over Belarusian N-plantFREE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:20
Experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last week did not look into the issues that cause Lithuanian concerns over the Belarusian Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, the Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) said.

Reasons for building fence on border with Russia include geopolitical onesFREE

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:36
The reasons why Lithuania plans to build a fence on the border with Russia's Kaliningrad exclave include geopolitical ones, Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas said on Tuesday.

Lithuanian parties to agree on boycott of Belarusian electricityFREE

Monday, January 23, 2017 11:11
Political parties of Lithuania intend to publish an agreement to commit to boycotting electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus close to the Lithuanian border.

Lithuanian, Polish formins to mull bilateral issues, strategic projects in WarsawFREE

Friday, January 20, 2017 10:12
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is leaving for Warsaw on Friday to discuss bilateral issues along with strategic energy and transport projects with Poland's diplomacy chief Witold Waszczykowski.