The United States and its allies should deploy troops to Baltic states to deter Russia from staging a possible incursion in those countries, former presidential national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, told lawmakers Wednesday, AFP reports.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, an influential Polish-American political analyst and former US presidential adviser under President Jimmy Carter, says that after Russia is done with Ukraine, it might turn its gaze towards the Baltic nations.
President Barack Obama, during his State of the Union address to the American Congress on Tuesday night, spoke about the situation in Ukraine. He advocated the use of diplomacy to uphold the principle that bigger nations cannot bully the small.
Prominent US academician Zbigniew Brzezinski who passed away in the United States last week was an outstanding public figure, unwavering defender of freedom and democracy, true patriot of his country and faithful friend of Lithuania and Europe who worked for strengthening partnership ties between the United States and Europe, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite said in a message of condolences.
The prime ministers of the three Baltic states agreed on Friday on additional two weeks for the final agreement on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, adviser to Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said.
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis met with his Latvian counterpart on the eve of Baltic prime ministers, expressing hope that the neighboring state would support the agreement on liquefied natural gas, which would pave way for applying for European Union (EU) support for gas infrastructure projects of all three states.
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis hopes to reach full stop in the Friday's negotiations among the Baltic prime ministers in an effort to ensure European support to the Klaipėda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. In his words, if the discussions end in failure, Lithuania will seek to end the discussions and move on.
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis is meeting with his Latvian counterpart, Inara Murniece, in the Latvian seaside resort of Jūrmala on Thursday to discuss the positions on the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus.
The Baltic Film Days will be held in Vilnius for the first time at the end of August – it is a unique event featuring Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian productions on the same week in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, the Lithuanian Film Center said.