Lithuania urges both sides cease fire in East UkraineFREE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 16:32
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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.

Foreign Minister urges political groups to pool efforts against Astravyets N-plantFREE

Friday, January 20, 2017 10:02
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Thursday met with representatives of various political groups of the country's parliament, urging them to pool their efforts over the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus some 50 km from Vilnius.

Gorbachev served summons to testify in 1991 crackdown trial in LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, January 19, 2017 13:22
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has received a summons to testify as a witness in a mass trial related to the bloody events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius.

Belarus selectively applies nuclear safety standardsFREE

Thursday, January 19, 2017 13:10
Belarus selectively applies nuclear safety standards in the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

PM: New border measures with Kaliningrad to ensure economic securityFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 14:06
The fence planned on the Lithuanian border with the Russian Kaliningrad region is first of all needed to ensure Lithuania's economic security, says Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

Over EUR 17 mln planned for cooperation of border regions with KaliningradFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 11:19
A tender should be called in mid-2017 where Lithuanian and Kaliningrad border regions would be eligible for support of cooperation projects.

ForMin: Dialogue with Russia shouldn't be smokescreen for inactionFREE

Friday, January 13, 2017 20:39
Dialogue with Russia should not be used as a smokescreen for inaction, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius stated on Friday.

Dialogue with Russia inevitable - Gen. Breedlove in VilniusFREE

Friday, January 13, 2017 14:53
NATO's former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), retired General Philip Breedlove, has said in Lithuania that dialogue with Russia is inevitable, suggesting that it should be started with minor issues before moving on to strategic decisions.

Lithuania to do all it can to reset ties with Poland - ForMinFREE

Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:01
Lithuania will do everything it can to "reset" its relations with neighboring Poland, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

Belarus sees no problems with N-plant safety, electricity sales - ambassador in VilniusFREE

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:46
Belarus is convinced in the safety of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction close to the Lithuanian border and sees no problems in connection to sales of electricity generated there, Belarusian Ambassador to Lithuania Alexander Korol said on Tuesday.

Court gets no response from Gorbachev in 1991 crackdown trialFREE

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:21
The Vilnius Regional Court has so far received no response from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev whom it wants to testify as a witness in a mass trial related to the bloody events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius.

Lithuania waits for Belarus' response over local border traffic regimeFREE

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:20
Lithuania continues to wait for Belarus' response regarding a traffic regime that would facilitate cross-border travel for border residents on both sides, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said.

Lithuania, Russia should start with improving atmosphere of bilateral relations - envoyFREE

Monday, January 9, 2017 12:50
Russia's State Duma should set up a group for inter-parliamentary relations with Lithuania in the near future and the two countries' lawmakers should start with improving the atmosphere of bilateral relations, Russia's ambassador to Vilnius said on Monday.