Posts tagged as Belarusian border

Lithuanian Foreign Minister: ‘Sad’ if balloons pose threat to Belarus

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said he could only “feel sad for Belarus” if its government feels threatened by air balloons. On Sunday, Minsk said it had to scramble Mi-24 military helicopters to prevent air balloons with “anti-state slogans” from crossing the Belarusian border from Lithuania. The incident during the Freedom Way  demonstration  , when some 50,000 people linked hands from Vilnius to the Belarusian border to support protesters in…

Lukashenko puts troops on alert, Lithuania says regime ‘trying to divert attention’

Monday, August 24, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has dismissed claims by Alexander Lukashenko of NATO build-up on the Belarusian border as “baseless”. “The regime is trying to divert attention from Belarus’ internal problems at any cost with totally baseless statements about imaginary external threats,” the president told BNS. His comment came in response to Lukashenko’s statement on Saturday that NATO troops in Poland and Lithuania were “seriously stirring” near their borders with Belarus…

People in Lithuania form human chain from Vilnius to Belarusian border

Monday, August 24, 2020

On the 31st anniversary of the Baltic Way, some 50,000 people are expected to form a human chain from Vilnius to the Belarusian border to express solidarity with protests in the neighbouring country. On August 23, 1989, over a million people formed a human chain spanning Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to demand an end to the Soviet occupation. On Sunday, the Freedom Way will stretch 32 kilometres from Cathedral Square…

Some 50,000 people to form human chain from Vilnius to Belarusian border

Sunday, August 23, 2020

On Sunday, some 50,000 people in Lithuania plan to form a human chain from Vilnius to Medininkai on the border with Belarus to show solidarity with the country’s protesters. Živilė Tiškevičiūtė, head of communication at Laisvės TV that’s behind the campaign, said some 50,000 people plan to join the Freedom Way on August 23, on the anniversary of the Baltic Way. In 1989, over a million people formed a human…

Lithuania plans human chain from Vilnius to Belarusian border to show solidarity

Friday, August 14, 2020

Lithuania’s public figures are calling for a human chain, reminiscent of the 1989 Baltic Way that stretched from Vilnius to Tallinn, to show support to Belarusians facing repressions. Andrius Tapinas, a public figure and TV host who is behind the initiative, says several tens of thousand of people for a human chain to be formed from the Cathedral in central Vilnius to the Belarusian border. “We estimate that we will…