Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has said she values the US and NATO commitment to defend the countries in the Baltic region, stressing the need to help Ukraine in any way possible, as it is fighting for peace in Europe.
Prezident Dalia Grybauskaitė at a press conference with the US President Barack Obama in Tallinn
Kaliningrad is the smallest part of the Russian Federation, spanning over 4-times smaller Lithuanian territory, with over a little less than a million residents. Despite the specifics of the region, Kaliningrad does not have an exclusive status, according to the Russian Constitution.
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry has provided info to the country's law-enforcement, contesting the Russian argumentation over the detention of Zurab Maisuradze, a former head of Georgia's anti-terrorism center, in Vilnius.
Lithuania has refused to ban entry to judges of the Russian Constitutional Court over decisions that legalized the annexation of Crimea. The Lithuanian decision drew an indignant reaction from Russian President Vladimir Putin.