Posts tagged as Alexander Lukashenko

Baltic States are desperate to increase their influence in Europe

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, August 14, 2020

The United States and the European Union harshly condemned the incumbent the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko for the situation with the riots and supported the protesters. In this situation, you need to understand that Washington is acting by the same methods as during the recent protests in other regions of the world – in Hong Kong and Kiev. In any disorder, there are acts of violence on both sides.…

Vilnius won’t send observers to Belarus election

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Lithuania will not be sending any observers to monitor the presidential election in Belarus this weekend. The country’s Foreign Ministry has told BNS that three Lithuanian diplomats residing in Belarus will observe the election, but Vilnius will not send its representatives. Laurynas Kaščiūnas, a Lithuanian MP and the head of the Lithuanian parliament’s provisional group For Democratic Belarus, said the election would not be democratic, since President Alexander Lukashenko’s opponents…

Resuming travel to Belarus and Russia ‘very risky’, Lithuanian minister says

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Belarus and Russia are “playing a very risky game” with their coronavirus containment strategy and it would be dangerous for Lithuania to reopen borders with these countries, according to the health minister. “It would be very risky to open (the border) with Belarus as well as with Russia or a few other countries that I think are playing a very risky game,” Minister Aurelijus Veryga told the radio Žinių Radijas…

‘A significant shift’: US oil for Belarus reaches Lithuania

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The first shipment of US oil for Belarus reached Lithuania on Friday, marking a “significant shift” for Minsk as it seeks to reduce its energy dependence on Moscow, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius. Amid standoff with Moscow over tariffs, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko previously called for a third of the country’s oil exports to come via Baltic ports. Belarus has already imported oil shipments from Saudi Arabia and…

Alexander Lukashenko to respond to US armour deployment in Lithuania

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to draw up plans in response to US troops deploying in Lithuania, the Belarusian state-owned news agency reported on Tuesday. “We don’t want that. It is up to Lithuania to decide whether it needs these additional tensions between our friendly nations,” said Secretary of Belarus’ Security Council Stanislav Zas. American armour arrived in Lithuania on Monday for a rotational deployment as part of US Army Europe…