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
As things stand now, NATO would be unable to protect the Baltics against a Russian attack, the commander of US ground forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, said in a news report on Wednesday.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
A survey by the Levada Center, an analytical centre based in Moscow, has shown that 34% of Russians still believe that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined the Soviet Union willingly in 1940.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
The biggest threat to NATO is our own inertness and unwillingness to protect our values, said Kurt Volker, former NATO Ambassador and Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
On May 17, Polish state-owned natural gas pipeline network operator Gaz-System S.A. published its updated strategy for 2016–2025. A noteworthy new element in the document is the plan to create a natural gas hub in Poland, aimed at establishing a regional gas market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).