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.
If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Vilnius and Warsaw are gradually moving to a new stage of better relations and hopes that Lithuanian politicians will solve the highly contentious issue of the spelling of Polish names in Lithuanian personal documents.
The leaked recordings of conversations between Poland's former foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski and then CEO of oil company Orlen, Jacek Krawiec, about investments in Mažeikiai oil refinery in Lithuania do not reflect the position of the current Polish government, Warsaw said on Wednesday.