The Lithuanian government has issued a statement saying it regrets Russia’s decision to block the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a press statement on the illegal “elections” in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine to be held by armed separatists on 2 November.
© AFP/Scanpix

The proposed text on 31 October called on all parties to fully implement the Minsk Protocol of 5 September 2014 and the Minsk Memorandum of 19 September 2014 in their entirety, as agreed within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group, noting that holding of such “elections” by the separatist groups runs counter to these agreements. The draft also contained a reaffirmation of support for the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine – the core principles on which a political solution to the crisis should be based.

Earlier this week, the UN Secretary General deplored the planned “elections” by illegal armed groups in the east of Ukraine. So did many UN Security Council members at the UN Security Council meeting on 24 October.

Presidential candidates' teams trade accusations over campaign funding

The staffs of Ingrida Simonyte and Gitanas Nauseda , the two candidates vying to be elected...

Baltic countries and US agrees on cooperation format for energy security

President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with the Presidents of Latvia and Estonia met with the U.S....

Lithuanian experts: Zelensky calls snap election to avoid "sticks in his wheels"

Ukraine 's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday called a snap parliamentary election to give...

Early voting in presidential runoff, EP election starts

Early voting in the presidential runoff and the European Parliament election started in Lithuania...

Prosecutors: Ambassador to Russia might have committed official misconduct

Lithuanian prosecutors have changed the status of the country's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus...