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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said that it is time to talk seriously about sanctions against Belarus in response to the government's repression against the opposition, reports Delfi.
"The dynamics are such that we should talk seriously about sanctions for Belarus, because what is happening now, even from a distance, is beyond the repressions that the regime has carried out for years. Now we see both dead and wounded people. We see several thousand people who have been detained, or their …
Alexander Lukashenko's main rival in the Belarusian presidential election, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has left the country. "Tikhanovskaya is safe, she is in Lithuania," Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevičius said on Twitter.
In the presidential elections of Belarus on August 9, according to preliminary data of the Central Elections Committee, the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko received 80.08% of the votes, Tikhanovskaya - 10.9%. On August 10, Tikhanovskaya filed a complaint with …
The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania has banned the broadcast of the Russian TV channel RT in the country.
The reason was the connection of the TV channel with the Russian TV presenter and director general of the news agency "Russia Today" Dmitry Kiselyov, who is on the EU sanctions list, explained the chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission, Mantas Martisius.
"Based on the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Lithuanian Radio and Television …
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda expressed support for Ukraine before the Normandy Four meeting.
Nausėda said that Lithuania continues to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine and calls on the Kremlin to implement the Minsk agreements.
"The Normandy Summit is approaching. Lithuania strongly supports Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We urge Russia to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements," wrote the Lithuanian President on his Twitter.
Earlier, German …
During the NATO Summit in London, the Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda appealed to NATO leaders to consider Russia a threat to the existing world order.
"It is essential to call Russia a threat. If we do not do this, we will significantly change the whole perspective of NATO's structure," said Lithuanian President.
Nausėda stated that the Kremlin's actions are the biggest threat to international law, and "to the rules that have been established for decades."
Commenting on a recent …
During a joint briefing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Lithuania, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda urged Zelensky not to make harmful concessions at the upcoming Normandy Four Summit on December 9.
"We hope that the Normandy Four meeting will take place soon, and we wish every success to our partners during the negotiations. We want you not to make concessions that could harm you. We hope that the negotiations will help facilitate steps that will reduce tension in your …
Norwegian citizen Frode Berg has been deported from Russia to the Norwegian Embassy in Lithuania, reports the press service of the Norwegian government. Berg was convicted in Russia for espionage.
Norwegian citizen Berg, as well as two Lithuanians Yevgeny Mataitis and Aristidas Tamosaitis, who were convicted in Russia for espionage, were exchanged for two Russian citizens Nikolai Filipchenko and Sergei Moisejenko.
The exchange took place on the Lithuanian-Russian border. The day before, …
On Wednesday, Lithuanian government approved a draft bill of the Lithuanian National Defense Ministry to increase the number of country's armed forces by 25% in the next five years, reports Lithuanian news outlet Delfi.
According to the new structure of the armed forces of Lithuania, which should be adopted by 2024, the total number of soldiers in the Lithuanian Army should be increased from 21,290 to 26,850 people. The total number of contract military should be increased from 11,400 to 15,600 …
Military exercises with the participation of about 4 thousand troops from 11 NATO member countries started in Lithuania, reports the press service of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
Iron Wolf military drills will last until November 18, and the return of Lithuanian equipment back to the military ranges is scheduled for November 18-22. Soldiers from Germany, Poland, Estonia, the United Kingdom, and the United States will participate in military exercises.
Lithuanian Armed Forces noted that the …
The Latvian National Armed Forces presented new Rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) to the public, reports Delfi.lv news outlet.
"These boats are indispensable for special operations. With this new equipment, we are becoming leaders in the region. These boats are effective, modern, and necessary for our armed forces. With these boats, our country can feel safer. In case of possible crises, it is an indispensable tool for tactical operations," said Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks. …