Contents tagged with Lithuania

  • Ukraine sends 38 tons of barbed wire to Lithuania for construction of fence on border with Belarus

    Ukraine has sent 38 tons of barbed wire to Lithuania. This is the first batch of aid that Ukraine promised last week, reported the Ukrainian State Emergency Service.

    "More than 38 tons of humanitarian cargo departed today, August 12, from Ukraine to Lithuania. This is the first stage of assistance of the three that Ukraine sends in accordance with the Decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky and the order of the Cabinet of Ministers. The assistance will contribute to strengthening the protection …

  • Lithuania promises to pay 300 euros to illegal migrants agreeing to leave

    The Lithuanian authorities promise to pay 300 euros to illegal migrants who agree to voluntarily leave the country, said the Head Migration Department under the Lithuanian Interior Ministry on LRT radio.

    The payment, she said, will be made when the migrant boards a plane departing from Lithuania. Illegal migrants will receive 300 euros once and only if they fly to their origin country.

    In July, Lithuania declared a state of emergency due to the influx of migrants from the Middle East who …

  • Lithuania sends 180 illegal migrants back to Belarus

    Since midnight, about 180 illegal migrants who intended to cross the Lithuanian state border from Belarus have not been allowed into Lithuania, reports Delfi.

    According to the head of the State Border Protection Service of Lithuania, Rustamas Liubajevas, the border guards received the authority to send back illegal migrants trying to cross into Lithuania following the order by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Agne Bilotaite.

    According to Liubajevas, migrants were being turned back along the …

  • Ukraine to provide Lithuania with barbed wire for construction of fence on border with Belarus

    Ukraine will provide Lithuania with barbed wire for the construction of the fence on the border with Belarus, according to the decision made at a government meeting.

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine has decided to provide Lithuania with “humanitarian aid” in the form of barbed wire due to the critical situation on the border with Belarus.

    According to Kuleba, Lithuania itself asked Ukraine for barbed wire.

    The number of illegal migrants who enter Lithuania from …

  • Lithuania builds barbed wire fence on the border with Belarus

    On Friday, July 9, The Lithuanian army began to install a barbed wire fence on the southern border with Belarus near the city of Druskininkai, reported the Lithuanian news agency BNS.

    The total length of the border section  where barbed wire fence will appear is about 30 kilometers. The fence is being built in this location because since the beginning of the year the largest number of illegal migrants, more than half a thousand, have been detained here. In total, during 2021, at least one and …

  • Russian military aircraft disrupts Spanish Prime Minister’s press conference in Lithuania

    Russian military aircraft disrupted the briefing of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Lithuanian President Gatanas Nauseda, which took place at the NATO air base in the Lithuanian city of Šiauliai, reported the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

    During Nauseda's speech, a representative of the Spanish air force contingent stationed in Lithuania approached Sanchez notifying him of an unidentified Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea.

    After the alarm signal in the room where the press …

  • Lithuania grants diplomatic status to Belarusian opposition leader’s office

    The Lithuanian authorities have granted the office of the leader of the Belarusian opposition, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, official diplomatic status, announced Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, handing the policy a note of the Foreign Ministry on accreditation, TASS reports.

    "The Belarusian Democratic Representation has been officially accredited in Lithuania," Landsbergis said.

    The minister added that this was done at the request of Tikhanovskaya's office.

    Landsbergis also …

  • Lithuania declares state of emergency due to influx of migrants from Belarus

    The Lithuanian government has decided to declare a state of emergency, due to the influx of illegal migrants coming through the border with Belarus, reports Delfi.

    Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė is heading the emergency operation.

    It is noted that over the past 24 hours Lithuanian border guards detained 150 illegal migrants. This is almost three times more than the previous daily records.

    Currently, 835 accommodation places have been created for illegal migrants. 500 of them have been …

  • Russia expels seven Slovak, Lithuanian and Estonian diplomats

    Russia expels a total of seven diplomats from Slovakia and the Baltic States. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that three employees of the Slovak Embassy in Moscow, two employees of the Lithuanian Embassy and one each from the embassies of Latvia and Estonia were declared persona non grata.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassadors of these countries. They were given "letters of protest in connection with provocative, unreasonable decisions" to expel employees of Russian …

  • Lithuania prepares to expel Russian diplomats

    Lithuanian authorities are currently discussing with NATO allies the possibility of expelling Russian diplomats from the embassy in Vilnius in solidarity with the Czech Republic, Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Asta Skaisgiryte said on LRT radio.

    "We are currently discussing this with our allies," she said.

    According to her, the Lithuanian authorities support this idea. "Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda fully supports the Czech Republic's efforts to …