Lithuanian leaders call on US politicians to endorse Eastern Europe defence plan

Lithuania backs the US initiative to strengthen NATO capabilities in the Baltic States, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said after a meeting with US congressmen on Friday.
President Grybauskaitė met with members of the US Congress
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