Russia's armed forces invaded Ukraine from the coast of the Sea of Azov for a reason - in order to cut out a land corridor to Crimea. According to reports, Russian forces have taken the coastal town of Novoazovsk and are to move forward towards Mariupol and Volnovakha.
Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday called the existing situation in Ukraine "an obvious military invasion by the armed forces of the Russian Federation" and called on Russia to withdraw its troops.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's statements about armed fighters allegedly trained in Lithuania and Poland are aimed at warning future protesters and justifying possible repressions against them.
Poland's decision not to buy electricity generated at the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus confirms the Lithuanian stance that the utility threatens the whole region, says President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Poland became Lithuania's first ally in its efforts to stop the construction of the Russian state corporation Rosatom's nuclear power plant in Belarus when it stated its intentions not to purchase electricity from the facility under construction in Astravyets, just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, Lithuanian politicians and experts said on Monday.