Contents tagged with Lithuania

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Russian missiles are dangerous for Europe

    Russia has been violating the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) for several years, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius said in an interview with DW on Wednesday, November 14. Although US President Donald Trump announced that he was planning to quit the treaty, it is just an intention and not yet a decision. According to the Lithuanian politician, it is Donald Trump's tactic to exert pressure on Russia.

    Linas Linkevičius said that …

  • Lithuania urges PACE not to restore the rights of the Russian delegation

    The Seimas of Lithuania adopted a resolution calling on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to avoid restoring the rights of the Russian delegation. As Delfi news agency reported, the document was adopted almost unanimously: 77 deputies voted in favor and one abstained.

    As Deputy Egidijus Vareikis presented his resolution, he reminded his colleagues that PACE had restricted the rights of the Russian delegation in 2014 after Russia had annexed the Crimea. The Russians …

  • Russian citizen arrested in Norway on suspicion of espionage

    Norwegian authorities reported the arrest of a Russian citizen on suspicion of illegal intelligence activities. The Norwegian news agency NTB reported on September 23 that the man was detained at Gardermoen Airport near the capital of Oslo on September 21. The agency reports that the man, whose name is not being disclosed, was taken into custody after a hearing in the Oslo District Court on September 22.

    He will be held for two weeks because of the evidence destruction risk, NTB cites …

  • Lithuanian President thanks the Pope for help resisting the USSR

    Pope Francis arrived in Lithuania on a state visit and met with the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė. The President thanked the head of the Catholic Church for the assistance that the Holy See provided for anti-Soviet resistance in the Baltic States, reported Grybauskaitė’s press-service.

    “The President thanked Pope for his attention to Lithuania, our history together and our fight for freedom. It is especially important that the Holy See, who never recognized the occupation of our …

  • Walmart stops selling clothes with Soviet symbols at Lithuania’s request

    As Vakaru Ekspresas reports, Walmart, the world's largest network of stores will stop selling clothes with Soviet symbols at Lithuania’s request.

    “The Lithuanian ambassador to the United States [Rolandas Krisciunas] received a written response from the company’s management the other day that promised to stop the sale of goods with Soviet symbols soon,” the ministry said.

    The ambassador and three other politicians had earlier applied to the management of the distribution network with a request …

  • Lithuania promises not support the EU sanctions against Poland

    Lithuania will oppose the sanctions against Poland imposed by the European Union, stated the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius during the meeting in Vilnius with his Polish colleague, Jacek Czaputowicz, Polish Radio reports.

    "We will oppose the sanctions against Poland. This dialogue is very complicated but we believe that the result will be positive. Our neighbors also want to improve relations with the European Union in the context of the rule of law. Ultimatums and strong …

  • Lithuania publishes proof of Red Army crimes

    The Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania published documents on crimes of the Red Army in Lithuania that included murders, rapes and robberies, Delfi news outlet reports. The publication ran on the anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Lithuania.

    Documents of the Communist Party, the Red Army, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other departments were published on the Internet, disclosing their "repressive and violent actions in Lithuania from 1944 to 1953". The …

  • Square named after Boris Nemtsov opens in front of Russian Embassy in Lithuania

    An opening ceremony in front of the Russian Embassy of the square named after Russian oppositionist Boris Nemtsov took place in Vilnius on Friday, August 24.

    “This square is named after Boris Nemtsov not just because he was Lithuania’s great friend, but [also for the] values for which he fought: peace, democracy, human rights, freedom. We all want to live in a world, where these universal values prevail,” said Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius during the ceremony.

    He hopes that one day “the …

  • Lithuania to allocate 1 million euro for the restoration of the Donbas

    The Government of Lithuania is planning to allocate about one million euro from the 2019 budget to support Ukraine, particularly settlements in the Donbas which were affected by Russian aggression, stated the Head of the Donetsk Regional State Civil and Military Administration, Oleksandr Kuts after meeting with the Ambassador of Lithuania in Ukraine, Marius Janukonis.

    "The Lithuanian Government plans to allocate about one million euro from the budget to support Ukraine. A principle decision in …

  • Lithuanian security services accuse online service Yandex.Taxi of transferring user data to Russia

    The service Yandex.Taxi, working in Lithuania is transferring data to Russian IP-addresses, according to the National Center for Cybersecurity (NSCC) under the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania.

    In a statement published on the center’s website, specialists of the NSCC state that, after conducting an analysis of the application, they found that the application “maintains active communication with 11 IP-addresses, most of which are located in Russia.”

    “NSCC employees found that this application …