Posts tagged as USA

Lithuania increases military capabilities

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Monday, June 22, 2020

The Baltic states continue to be one of the most militarized region in Europe. The planned reduction of American troops in Germany to 25 000 could increase the likelihood of further strengthening of relations between the Baltic states and the United States. Gradually, the Baltic states become Washington’s most reliable partners in the process of escalating tensions in eastern Europe. In particular, Lithuania keeps up politics of militarization of the…

Lithuania icludes the USA in ‘blacklist’ of countries subject to travel restrictions

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Lithuanian Health Ministry has released a list of 45 countries that are most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Non-Lithuanian nationals from these countries can travel to Lithuania only in exceptional cases. They must register with the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) upon arrival and are required to self-isolate for 14 days. The coronavirus ‘blacklist’ includes many non-EU or EEA countries, such as Belarus, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, the United States,…

China and India are on the verge of war

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tensions between two nuclear-armed states China and India are not new. Both countries share the world’s longest unmarked border. They have been engaging in several encounters for ages. Recent events suggest that escalations are highly possible. On May 9 in the Naku La region near Tibet, soldiers from both sides came to blows and threw stones at each other mostly in efforts to induce the Indian troops to move back…

USA 2020 = Kiev 2014?

By Vitaliy Timoschuk on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

In the United States, riots that began due to the death of African American George Floyd are gaining strenth. On May 25, an African American, George Floyd, was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. The white policeman Derek Chauvin pressed his neck with his knee and held it like this for more than 7 minutes while George was lying face down on the road. Suspected of paying for a…

US firm to make 20,000 coronavirus tests for Lithuania next week

Friday, March 27, 2020

Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics, the Lithuanian branch of the global corporation Thermo Fisher, will produce the first 20,000  coronavirus   tests for Lithuanian next week, its CEO says. “We have a contract for 100,000 tests and will provide 20,000 tests every week,” Algimantas Markauskas told LRT RADIO on Thursday, adding that the company would produce tests for other countries, too. “Tests are sold by the corporation. The US demand for…

Coronavirus threatens NATO combat readiness

By Vairis Godmanis on Thursday, March 12, 2020

U.S. European Command is already cutting back on its plans for the large-scale combat exercise on the continent that kicks off this spring. The decision was made to curtail the exercise in order to deal with the spread of the novel form of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, that already forced the U.S. Army Europe commander to self-quarantine himself earlier this week. US Commander in Europe Christopher Cavoli and several…

USA Is Pulling Nukes Out Of Turkey

By Rod Renny on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

As reported earlier, Air Mobility Command’s C-17A Globemaster III arrived at Incerlik AB, Turkey from Sicily, Italy on February, 20 as a part of US-led train Defender Europe 2020, Air Mobility Command officers mentioned. 5 extra C-17A Globemasters III arrived to Incerlik AB from Ramstein Air Base on February, 21. Our sources at Incerlik AB affirm that the presence of 5 further transport plane is a transparent proof of getting…

U.S. to pledge USD 1 billion to boost energy project in Eastern Europe – Pompeo

Monday, February 17, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said Washington pledged “up to USD 1 billion” to boost energy projects in Eastern Europe as part of efforts to reduce reliance on Russian natural gas, informed LETA/AFP. “The United States — through our International Development Finance Corporation, and with the support of the US Congress — intends to provide up to USD 1 bn in financing to the Central and Eastern…

Pompeo pledges unwavering support for Ukraine ahead of Zelenskiy meeting

Friday, January 31, 2020

The top US diplomat said Washington stood behind Kyiv in “stopping Russia’s agression.” Ukraine has been at the center of a series of domestic scandals in the US. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Ukraine on Friday, becoming the first member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet to meet Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Pompeo was seeking to smooth over relations after a call between Trump and Zelenskiy caused…

India neglected Russia in favor of the USA and Europe

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, November 25, 2019

Once the main importer of the Soviet and then Russian weapons and military equipment, India turned out to be an unstable and unreliable partner for Moscow. The breach of contracts and deals by New Delhi has become a routine and it seems that it does not surprise Russian partners. India, perfectly understanding the mutual interest in relations with Russia, nevertheless is actively seeking ways to fruitful contacts with both Europe…