Contents tagged with Lithuania

  • Baltic countries halt all imports of Russian gas

    Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have suspended imports of Russian gas since the beginning of April.

    "If there are still doubts about whether there can be confidence in supplies from Russia, then current events clearly show us that there is no longer any trust," said the CEO of the Latvian gas storage operator Conexus Baltic Grid, Uldis Bariss.

    According to him, Russian natural gas has not been supplied to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania since April 1. The Baltic market is currently supplied from …

  • Baltic states expel ten Russian diplomats

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have all announced that they have expelled several Russian diplomats from their countries. Estonia and Latvia are each expelling three diplomats, and Lithuania is expelling four.

    The Estonian Foreign Ministry announced that it had summoned the Russian Ambassador in Tallinn on Friday and informed him that three employees of the Russian Embassy with diplomatic status had been declared persona non grata. According to the Estonian Vice Chancellor for Political Affairs, …

  • Baltic countries to send Stinger and Javelin systems to Ukraine

    In order to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and counter possible Russian aggression, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, along with diplomatic support, will provide Ukraine with military assistance, said Lithuanian Defense Ministry.

    As part of this assistance, Lithuania and Latvia will send Stinger anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine, and Estonia will send Javelin portable anti-tank missile systems.

    “Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia speak together in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial …

  • Lithuania approves military support plan for Ukraine

    Lithuania plans to increase military support for Ukraine. The support plan for Ukraine approved by the Lithuanian National Defense Council includes a number of practical measures, including an increase in the number of instructors in the training mission and supply of lethal weapons, said Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas, LRT reports.

    "This material assistance consists of lethal, non-lethal weapons and humanitarian aid – for example, the continuation of the treatment and …

  • Lithuania calls on NATO to strengthen its military potential near Russia's borders

    Lithuania called on NATO to deploy troops to Russia's borders, amid continued deployment of Russian troops near Ukrainian borders. "NATO must respond not only by deploying its troops to the eastern front, but also by strengthening its military potential. Strengthening the military potential is good, but we should have an algorithm, what to do in the case of scenario A, scenario B, scenario C," said Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda at a joint press conference with the presidents of Ukraine …

  • Lithuania ready to send weapons to Ukraine

    Lithuania is ready to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to support the country in the face of a large buildup of Russian troops near its borders, said Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Arvydas Anušauskas at a joint press conference with German Minister of Defense Kristin Lambrecht.

    "It is necessary to support Ukraine in every possible way, and Lithuania is ready for this, in particular, to send lethal weapons to Ukraine," the Lithuanian minister said.

    He did not specify which weapons …

  • Lithuania and Poland vow to support Ukraine’s accession to EU and NATO

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President pf Poland Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda signed a declaration in support of Ukraine's membership in the EU and NATO.

    "The common declaration enshrines clear support for Ukraine's membership in the EU and NATO and the fight against Russian aggression," said Zelensky after the summit of the Lublin Triangle in Stara Huta, Ivano-Frankivsk region.

    He added that the leaders of the Lublin Triangle coordinated steps to support …

  • Ukraine buys anti-drone jamming guns from Lithuania

    Ukraine has purchased weapons from Lithuania that will help the Ukrainian military to counter Russian drones in the Donbas, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov on the air of the TV program "The Right to Power".

    According to him, the weapons were purchased through the NSPA system (NATO Support and Procurement Organisation). Ukraine will receive 10 anti-drone mitigation systems this month.

    "We paid money, passed all the checks in order to purchase certain things we need through the …

  • Lithuanian President: Illegal migrants arriving in Belarus via Moscow

    Illegal migrants come to Minsk through Moscow, said Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda at a press conference.

    "Recent events suggest that Russia is somehow connected to this crisis. A lot of things speak about it. Firstly, migrants travel through Moscow," Nauseda said.

    The presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia issued a joint statement on the migrant crisis at the border of Belarus and the EU. In this statement, the heads of the three countries condemned the actions of Alexander …

  • Poland and Lithuania deploy troops to Belarus’ border as large migrant group tries to break into EU

    A very large group of migrants gathered in Belarus near the border with Poland. They have been trying to break through barbed wire and enter the territory of the European Union, reported the Polish Defense Ministry.

    The Polish Defense Ministry published a video taken from the air, which shows that several hundred people near the border strip from on the Belarusian side. Large groups of migrants are also observed near Grodno, near the border crossings Bruzgi (Belarus) and Kuznica (Poland). …