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Lithuania to block freight traffic if Belarus closes borders

Friday, September 18, 2020

On Friday, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said that if Belarus closed its border, Lithuania would also block freight coming from the neighbouring country. Alexander Lukashenko  announced plans to close the borders with Lithuania and Poland on Thursday, but Lithuanian border guards said the traffic remains normal on Friday. Later on Friday, Belarusian State Border Committee confirmed it had beefed up border protection, but said the crossing points were in full…

US is yet to achieve democratic ways of doing politics

By Stero Veberts on Thursday, September 17, 2020

There are many opinions on the US politics. This country had been the centre of many many debates. And there’s a reason for that. It’s fair to say that the USA is the greatest country in the world. Seems as its level of life is at the highest, it has the strongest army in the world and the idea of democracy and equality is its political agenda for lifetime. But…

Founder of Apollo cinema chain: Ticket prices will not rise

Monday, September 14, 2020

The €65 million which is going to be paid for Forum Cinemas is reasonable and will not bring an increase in ticket prices, the founder of Apollo cinema business, Ivar Vendelin said in an interview with newspaper Postimees . “It was a reasonable price and if someone is afraid that the purchase money should be earned back immediately and the prices of cinema tickets will be rise significantly, then I…

Lukashenko instructs to withdraw troops from western border of Belarus

Monday, September 14, 2020

President of Belarus Lukashenko ordered to withdraw the troops from the western border, because “it is costly.” Lukashenko said this at a meeting with the power bloc of the Security Council of Belarus, BelTA informs. “The first question is about the situation on the western border. I would like to hear a report from the Minister of Defense and the Chief of General Staff on what actions you propose for…

“Get out of here!” – this is how the Ukrainians met the pilgrims from Israel

By Vitaliy Timoshuk on Friday, September 11, 2020

On September 19, the Israelites will have a big religious holiday of the Jews – the new year according to the Jewish calendar. Every year on this holiday tens of thousands of Israeli pilgrims arrive in the small Ukrainian town of Uman, Cherkasy region. This year it can become the reason for the interstate conflict between Ukraine and Israel. Israel is currently undergoing a second wave of coronavirus wave. Because…

Trump Regime vs. the ICC: The Wrong Side of “Sovereignty”

By Thomas L. Knapp on Friday, September 11, 2020

In June, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order providing for sanctions against persons who “have directly engaged in any effort by the [International Criminal Court] to investigate, arrest, detain, or prosecute any United States personnel without the consent of the United States.” On September 2, The US regime imposed such sanctions on two ICC officials: Fatou Bensouda, the court’s chief prosecutor, and Phakiso Mochchoko, head of its Jurisdiction,…

To survive Lukashenko is willing to sacrifice his people to the Kremlin

By Zintis Znotiņš on Friday, September 11, 2020

It looks like the problems in Belarus will not go away any time soon. But all in all, nothing has really changed. The protesters are protesting, law enforcement and the government are keeping an eye on and detaining them and Lukashenko is still in power running around with an assault rifle, promising constitutional amendments and belittling protesters. We can also observe some trends that make the situation in Belarus even…

Lithuania feels the “pain” of Belarusians

Thursday, September 10, 2020

On Thursday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda spoke on BBC HARDtalk where he said Lithuania “feels the pain of those people in the streets” of Belarus. “We are very close to the Belarusian nation, not only in geographic [terms], but also in the emotional sense,” he said. “We see how they are suffering. We hear the stories about violations, about tortures.” When Lithuania declared independence 30 years ago, “a small country…

American Exceptionalism

By Larry Romanoff on Thursday, September 10, 2020

“Welcome to America, the Land of Freedom”, read the signs at Washington, DC’s international airport as you line up to have your fingerprints taken and your body cavities searched for mini nuclear devices. I could have titled this article “Setting the Cat among the Pigeons”. In an attempt to forestall the expected avalanche of disagreement, I confirm my awareness of statistics produced by a wide range of individuals and institutions…

Moscow to react to NATO drills in Lithuania

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Moscow will give a “well considered” response to the NATO exercises in Lithuania, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday. Amid tensions in Belarus, the United States has deployed an armoured battalion to Lithuania as part of the pre-planned operation Atlantic Resolve aimed at deterring Russia’s aggression in the region. Ryabkov said the US and its allies were engaging in “hostile” actions against Russia and Belarus, according to…