At a press conference at the Latvian Foreign Ministry, United States Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute said that Russia's aggressive actions in Crimea and Donbas had completely changed the rules of the game. NATO must therefore prepare for future challenges and offer the necessary support to its partners.
Lithuania's government on Tuesday earmarked 32,000 euros for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to send two additional diplomats to the Organization for Security and Cooperation's (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Eastern Ukraine where the country's governmental forces and Russian-supported separatists have been involved in clashes for over a year.
The European Parliament opened discussions about a report on EU-Russia relations, drafted by Lithuanian MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis, on Tuesday. Some MEPs called for separating the Russian society and the country's government while others accused Europe of expansionism.
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Kęstutis Lančinskas, a former Vilnius police chief and currently the head of the European Union's advisory mission in Ukraine (EUAM), is seeking the job of director at Europe's police agency Europol, several sources have confirmed to BNS.