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Washington continues to take care of the Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, July 31, 2020

The United States will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Wednesday. “A battalion is coming from Poland in mid-September for two weeks of training in Pabradė. After a break of several weeks or a month, there are plans to deploy most of the battalion to Pabradė again for up to late June…

LIthuanian MEP warns of sanctions on Belarus if crackdown continues

Thursday, June 4, 2020

A Lithuanian MEP co-signed a letter condemning the ongoing crackdown on the opposition in Belarus, and warned that Brussels may slap sanctions on Lukashenko’s regime if the detentions of independent presidential candidates and protesters continue. “We will see no other option but to seek for a review of the European Union’s policy towards Belarus, including new sanctions targeting the officials responsible for these actions,” according to a  statement   released…

Mechanized tree planting continues in Latvia

Thursday, April 23, 2020

After using a special excavator to plant forests in Kurzeme last year, this year, with the combination of new technology, lack of skilled tree planters and a damp forest floor, Latvia’s State Forests (LVM) has already planted more than 300 hectares of trees in Latgale, according to Latgale Regional Television on April 22. Last year 130 hectares were planted in northern Kurzeme. Use of an excavator was as effective as…

Historical revisionism continues against Baltic states and Poland

Friday, April 10, 2020

Without naming Russia, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said historical revisionism is targeting the Baltic states and Poland. On Friday, Lithuanian leaders paid tribute and expressed support to Poland as it marks the anniversary of the Katyn massacre of World War Two, and the 10th anniversary of the Smolensk tragedy, when Poland’s top state leaders were killed in a 2010 plane crash in Russia. “In 1940, the Soviet destroyed the Polish…

Transport infrastructure cooperation between Ukraine and Lithuania continues to develop

Monday, February 24, 2020

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Vladislav Krykliy, has met with the Minister of Transport and Communication of Lithuania, Jaroslav Narkevich, within the framework of a working visit of Krykliy to the International Conference “Europe of the Carpathians” on February 21-22, 2020 in Krasiczy, Poland. They discussed the status and prospects of the development.

Lithuanian army continues to be filled with military trash

By Vairis Godmanis on Thursday, November 28, 2019

Two hundred American armored SUVs of the Oshkosh Defense JLTV company will be delivered to Lithuania according to the agreement signed with the USA. The contract value is 145 million euros. It is noted that, if necessary, Lithuania can purchase an additional 300 armored vehicles. Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said that this issuewould be resolved by the end of the first part of the contract in accordance with the financial…

Trump defends Mexico deal as criticism continues

By Jill Colvin on Monday, June 10, 2019

With his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, President Donald Trump was looking to claim victory even as some of his Democratic challengers for the White House criticized him for overselling a deal that mostly ramps up existing efforts. Trump defended the agreement reached by U.S. and Mexican negotiators to head off the 5% tax on all Mexican goods that Trump had threatened to impose Monday as he tried…