Posts tagged as Lithuania

Further assistance to Ukraine discussed in Brussels

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Minister L. Linkevičius drew attention to the fact that even under such difficult conditions the reform process in Ukraine was still ongoing. He also called for an increased targeted assistance to Ukraine because of Russia’s actions in the Sea of Azov. “There is a need for an effective, proportionate, and politically responsible EU response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine / the Kerch Strait, while the detained seamen are still…

Lithuanian and Japanese Foreign Ministers discuss bilateral cooperation plans in Munich

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

On 15 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who was attending the Munich Security Conference, met with the Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno. The two Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral visits scheduled for 2019, regional security issues, and new opportunities for the development of business relations after the date of entry into force of the EU and Japan’s Economic Partnership Agreement. “Japan is among Lithuania’s key political…

L. Linkevičius: NATO must continue to strengthen its deterrence and defense posture, with special focus on the Baltic Sea region

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

On 16 February in Munich, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a discussion dedicated to the strengthening of security in the Baltic states. According to the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, we mark the second anniversary of the deployment of NATO’s enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania this month, which is testimony of the NATO ability to respond quickly to changes in the security environment and shows…

Dutch soldiers in Lithuania go ice diving as part of NATO winter training

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lithuania, Dutch and Czech forces from one of NATO’s battlegroups undergo cold weather training in February, experiencing winter diving and acquiring other skills for survival in extreme weather conditions. NATO wrote in a press release on Monday, February 18, that allied troops in Lithuania focused on building shelters to protect themselves from the elements. «It is important not to build your shelter too high. Hot air rises and cold air…

U.S.-manufactured Javelin stocks of the Lithuanian Armed Forces supplemented

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Additional missiles for the Javelin anti-tank defence systems procured by the Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence have been delivered to Lithuania. The worth of the procurement is over USD 20 million, USD 5 million of which is financial support of the United States of America. The additional systems will be provided to units of the Lithuanian Land Force in order to strengthen defence capabilities of Lithuania.…

Lithuanian prosecutor wants man accused of spying for Russia to be sentenced to 8 years

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lithuania’s Prosecutor General’s Office wants a Lithuanian citizen, Roman Sesel, charged with spying for Russia, to be sentenced to eight years in prison for collecting information on NATO military ships, Lithuania’s oil and LNG terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta and other infrastructure. Under the existing laws in Lithuania, a person faces from three to 15 years in prison for spying. The prosecutor’s suggested term is close to the medium. “I believe…

Lithuania’s CEC set to finish registering participants of presidential election campaign

Monday, February 18, 2019

Lithuania’s Central Electoral Commission is on Monday finishing the registration of participants of the presidential election’s political campaign. Those failing to register will not be able to submit their application documents to stand for election. Up until now, 14 representatives have been registered participants of the political campaign, and only MP Ausra Maldeikiene early announced her decision to withdraw from the election. The participants will be officially registered presidential candidates…

German defence minister: We will stay in Lithuania as long as WE want

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, February 18, 2019

On February, 16 in the Republic of Lithuania the celebrations on the occasion of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania were held. The State Restoration Day reminds of the declaration of Lithuania’s independence from Germany in 1918. However, today this holiday has lost its relevance, due to the fact that Lithuania again loses its independence. So, on the eve of the Restoration of the State Day the Germany promised to…

Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams as intolerable mayor’s hints about 2 Polish towns’ ‘incorporation’

Friday, February 15, 2019

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius has slammed as intolerable hints by Lazdijai Mayor Arturas Margelis that Poland’s northeastern towns of Sejny and Punsk should be part of the southern Lithuanian district. “Election campaigns are an interesting genre, but political nonsense should not be tolerated,” the minister BNS by phone from Warsaw on Thursday. “Even when you joke, you have to think about what you are joking about. This is especially important for incumbent mayors,” he…

Latvians involved in alleged US auto scam

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Police have taken action in Latvia as well as the United States, Finland and Lithuania to bust an international luxury car scam, according to the Bloomberg newswire. According to Bloomberg, two Latvians were arrested in Kuldīga and extradited to the US for their part in a fraudulent scheme which saw luxury cars “sold” to buyers online that were never actually delivered with Tesla, Dodge and Mercedes-Benz models among those offered. However, an official press release about…