Former Riga OMON operative appointed deputy mayor of separatists-controlled Donetsk
Friday, July 11, 2014
Former Riga OMON operative Vladimir Antyufeev, who is wanted in Latvia and who was previously the head of security structures in separatist Transnistria, has been appointed as Vice-Mayor of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk.
Lithuanian national television LRT will launch a new Russian-language broadcast covering events in Ukraine. On 14 July, the national television LRT will start broadcasting news broadcasts News.Ukraine prepared by Ukrainian journalists.
The Seimas of Lithuania adopted budget amendments which allow to increase spending on national defence by LTL 130 million (EUR 37.6 million). 100 MPs voted in favour of the proposal, none voted against and 2 abstained.
Lithuanian MEP and member of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy political group in the European Parliament Valentinas Mazuronis prepared a draft resolution regarding the situation in Ukraine. The resolution expresses strong support for Ukraine's government and its people, highlights full support to Ukraine's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Four Ukrainian soldiers are set to come to Lithuania for rehabilitation after being injured in eastern Ukraine where the country's army is carrying out an operation against pro-Russian insurgents, Lithuanian diplomats confirmed on Wednesday.
An incident in which a smoke grenade was thrown at the Lithuanian embassy in Kiev could have been a provocation instigated by Russia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in Vilnius on Monday.
The Belarusian airspace was last week violated by a light airplane P46T piloted by a Danish citizen that had taken off from the Vilnius airport, chiefs of the Lithuanian state company Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) and the Civil Aviation Administration.