Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius on Wednesday called on other countries to help arm the Ukrainian army which is fighting against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.
Lithuania's authorities urge Russia to investigate violations recorded in the run-up to and during last Sunday's State Duma polls and underline that the elections do not change their attitude to Russia's actions toward Ukraine.
A Polish diplomat stated on Friday that the situation of Polish minorities in Lithuania is worse than that in Belarus, and the outstanding problems may make it difficult to persuade Polish troops to take care of Baltic security.
Russia's aspirations to regain its influence in Ukraine can only be changed if it stops seeing Ukraine as "an artificial state", Poland's former President Aleksander Kwasniewski said in Vilnius on Thursday.
A Lithuanian official says that Belarusians do not consider the possibility of a disaster occurring in their nuclear power plant under construction 50 kilometers from Vilnius as they think that such accidents like those in Fukushima or Chernobyl are impossible in Astravyets.