Posts tagged as Russia and Belarus

NATO in crisis

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, August 27, 2020

NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday against a backdrop of challenges for the transatlantic military alliance, rising tensions in Europe and a political crisis in Belarus. Addressing the situation in Belarus, Jens Stoltenberg denied accusations that NATO troops were gathering at the country’s border with Poland and Lithuania. “NATO has no military build-up in the region so any excuse to use that as…

Lithuania closes border to cars from Russia and Belarus

Friday, April 3, 2020

A ban for passenger cars entering Lithuania from Belarus and Russian have come into force at midnight on Friday. The ban doesn’t apply to commercial traffic, and people are still able to enter from Latvia and Poland via two border checkpoints. As of midnight, passenger cars are allowed to enter Lithuania only via the Kalvarija-Budzisko border checkpoint on the Polish border and Saločiai-Grenstale border checkpoint on the Latvian border, Only…

Risky travelling through the Baltic States because of military exercises

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

It is obvious, that if a person is planning his or her travelling through the Baltics, it is absolutely necessary to conform the movements with the schedule of military events. National police, of course, usually warns when you should be especially attentive and responsible on the road and what places you should not visit at all. Thus, you may start planning your unforgivable summer travelling in Latvia, being fully familiarized…

Lithuania is breaking away from Russia’s power grid

Friday, June 29, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with the Prime Ministers of Latvia, Estonia and Poland and the Commission President Jean-Claud Juncker signed a political agreement on the synchronization of Baltic power grids with continental Europe. The agreement will allow to immediately launch synchronization works, ensuring the region’s energy independence from the BRELL circuit managed by Russia. It is the result of Lithuania’s nine-year long efforts. Lithuania has secured strong support from Poland…