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An adviser to the Lithuanian PM has been named a special witness

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

An adviser to the Lithuanian prime minister, Jonas Kairys, has been named a special witness and questioned in an investigation of rapid coronavirus tests procurement. “Jonas Kairys was questioned at the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) on September 1. He was granted the status of a special witness as part of the investigation into the procurement of rapid Covid-19 tests,” Modesta Zdanauskaitė, a spokeswoman for the FNTT, confirmed it to…

Belarus NPP launch this week ‘just a ribbon-cutting ceremony’, president’s adviser says

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Belarus may officially open its Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) on Friday in a symbolic move ahead of the presidential election, but the facility is unlikely to start actual operations until late this year or early next year, according to the Lithuanian president’s adviser. “The wording that the Astravyets NPP can be launched is not accurate,” Darius Kuliešius, a national security adviser to President gitanas Nausėda, told LRT RADIO on…

PM’s adviser steps down over coronavirus communication

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Skirmantas Malinauskas, an adviser to the prime minister leading the government’s coronavirus communication group, is stepping down over a row with the health minister. Malinauskas is quitting both the communication group and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ team, he said. Malinauskas told reporters on Thursday that Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga had asked the prime minister to remove him from the government’s communication group on the coronavirus situation. “The minister informed me…

Ukraine has made progress in efforts to join NATO: Trump adviser

Friday, August 24, 2018

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Friday during a trip to Kiev that Ukraine had made progress in its efforts to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), but that it still had more work to do. Russia strongly opposes NATO expansion towards its western borders and in 2014 annexed the peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine following a pro-Western revolution there. Bolton said it was important to resolve…