Posts tagged as spies

Looking for Lithuania’s president

By Vaidotas Beniušis on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Last week, Lithuanian president Gitanas Nausėda marked the one-year anniversary since his inauguration. Vaidotas Beniušis, editor-in-chief of the BNS news agency, gives an overview of the president’s achievements over the first year. In conversation with Lithuanian expats in London in December 2019, Nausėda confessed: “I cannot manage to do everything […] due to workload.“ Nausėda also admitted that Valdas Adamkus, an ex-president and his role model, criticised him for his…

Russian spies recruit tourists, undermine minorities in Lithuania

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Free Russian visas to Kaliningrad and St Petersburg allow security services to recruit travelers, according to a Lithuanian intelligence report. The National Threat Assessment, prepared by the State Security Department (VSD) and the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of National Defence (AOTD), also reports on a Russian spy operating in Lithuania from Kaliningrad and warns about Chinese officers posing as employers on professional social networks. Last year, the Russian…

LRT English Newsletter: Spies, NATO ties, and Lithuania’s toilet problems

Friday, November 22, 2019

THE BRIDGE OF SPIES As silence shrouds the unprecedented spy swap between Lithuania and Russia conducted earlier this month, the Norwegian freed in the exchange didn’t shy away from the spotlight. Frode Berg inadvertently revealed the location of the swap – on the border with Kaliningrad, which may have been on a bridge over the Nemunas River – and also  detailed his ordeal   in Russia and the road to…

The ghost of hostile foreign intelligence and spies shadow Lithuania’s Christmas

Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas is around the corner, however not the merriest annual holiday, but the topic of secret services and spies prevails the Lithuanian media ahead of the celebration. Lithuania’s law enforcement on Wednesday, December 19, announced it busted a «whole network of persons», including Algirdas Paleckis, the former leader of Lithuania’s Socialist People’s Front, spying for Russia. Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis did not reveal the exact number of detainees, just mentioned Paleckis…