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Is Western media’s indifference to Ukraine dangerous for Lithuania?

Is Western media’s indifference to Ukraine dangerous for Lithuania? 0

LRT Major English-speaking TV channels do not devote enough attention to the events in Ukraine, even though the battles are more blood-stained than in other countries, notes philosopher Gintautas Mažeikis. According to him, it is an important lesson to learn for Lithuania and other Baltic …

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Planes departing Lithuania not crossing East Ukraine

Planes departing Lithuania not crossing East Ukraine 0

BNS There has been no need to revise flight routes for planes departing Lithuania to account for the closed air-space in Eastern Ukraine, says acting director of the Lithuanian Civil Aviation Administration Joris Gintilas. There are no air routes from Lithuania to the part of …

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Lithuanian Embassy to act as NATO Contact Point in Ukraine

Lithuanian Embassy to act as NATO Contact Point in Ukraine 0

BNS The Lithuanian Embassy in Ukraine will carry out the role of a NATO Contact Point Embassy from 2015 to 2017, NATO member countries decided on Tuesday. “I am glad that Lithuania is once again entrusted with the duty to represent the Alliance. We strive …

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Five undocumented individuals arrested near Lithuania-Belarus border

Five undocumented individuals arrested near Lithuania-Belarus border 0

BNS Five border trespassers, two Georgians and three Chechens, were detained near the Lithuania-Belarus border on Friday, Lithuania’s State Border Guard Service said on Tuesday. The unnamed Georgians, 33 and 51, were spotted walking along the road Vindziunai-Sumskas, about a kilometer from the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. …

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Benediktas Juodka | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Seimas Foreign Affairs Committee chair: EU association agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will aide their political stability 0

The EU has signed association agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in the margins of the European Council meeting on 27 June 2014. “The development of relations with the Eastern Partnership countries is among the top priorities of Lithuania’s foreign policy. Therefore, I am very …

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Petro PoroshenkLithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius and one of the leaders of Ukrainian opposition Petro Poroshenko | Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Linkevičius: Russian sanctions still on the table if situation in Ukraine doesn’t improve 0

BNS The situation in Ukraine requires a serious reaction, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said before the start of the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council on Monday. “Sanctions are a last resort. We should throw the threat of sanctions around. Sanctions are introduced when the conversation …

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Lithuania's support of Ukraine | DELFI.lt

Lithuanian MPs call on Russia to support Poroshenko’s peace plan for Ukraine 0

BNS The Lithuanian parliamentary committees for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs called on Russia to support Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan and cease escalation of domestic conflicts. “The Seimas Foreign Affairs Committee and the European Affairs Committee urge the Russian Federation’s Federal Meeting and …

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Ukraine's newly-inaugurated President Petro Poroshenko with Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė in Kiev, after inauguration. @ Dačkus

Butkevičius: Baltics support Poroshenko’s peace plan for Ukraine 0

BNS The Governments of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia support the peace plan proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says. “There’s common agreement to support Ukrainian President Poroshenko’s peace plan. Not only support it but also help to implement it, if possible” Butkevičius …

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Linas Linkevičius | Photo courtesy of The Council of the European Union

Linkevičius to discuss Ukraine at EU council in Luxembourg 0

BNS Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius will on Monday attend the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, where Ukraine is likely to dominate the agenda. At the meeting, EU foreign ministers will discuss developments in Ukraine, events in the Southern neighborhood, and the situation in …

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Opinion: Ignoring Abkhazia won’t make it go away 0

The Lithuania Tribune presents an opinion article by Lincoln Mitchell*, an associate of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, about the situation in Abkhazia. Last week, while most Western policy makers were busy telling themselves that the election of …

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Lithuanian Folk Dance Troupe 'Suktinis' | Photo courtesy of NLAHF

Annual folklore festival Skamba skamba kankliai kicks off 0

Linas Jegelevičius | Lithuania Tribune International folklore festival Skamba skamba kankliai this year organized for the 42nd time is already inviting all folklore lovers to venues scattered through Vilnius Old town courtyard, local concerts halls while some of the events will take place outside the …

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Andrius Kubilius | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Kubilius urges EU Membership guarantees for Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia 0

BNS European Union membership guarantees should be granted to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, said Andrius Kubilius leader of the Homeland Union Lithuanian Christian Democrats at the party’s congress and celebration of the10th anniversary of Lithuania’s EU membership. If Europe wants to continue prospering, it should …

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Vladimir Socor, pohoto T. Vinickis DELFI

Opinion: Russia, the West, and the security vacuum in Europe’s East 0

Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, and Western hand-wringing in response, demonstrate the depth of the security vacuum in Europe’s East. Comprising Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, this area forms the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) and the European Union’s direct eastern neighbourhood. …

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Georgian Ambassador to Lithuania Khatuna Salukvadze. Photo Š. Mažeika, DELFI

Georgian Ambassador: events in Ukraine show crucial importance of the post-Vilnius’ summit period 0

The Lithuania Tribune would like to present its readers with the remarks made by Khatuna Salukvadze, Ambassador of Georgia to Lithuania on significance of the post Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius which led to the Ukrainian events.  The Georgian ambassador made those remarks during her …

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Žygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuanian Ambassador to the US on CNN.  Photo Screenshot form edition.cnn.com

Lithuanian ambassador to US compares Russia to North Korea in CNN interview 0

BNS Lithuanian ambassador to US Žygimantas Pavilionis warned in an interview to CNN that Russia is starting to become similar to the North Korean dictatorship, therefore, the international community should issue a strong response and decide on a vision of communication with the European Union’s …

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The Baltic States turn a wary eye toward Ukraine

The Baltic States turn a wary eye toward Ukraine 0

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, collectively known as the Baltic States, are watching events unfold in Ukraine carefully. Their concerns over Russian actions there were expressed March 6 by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who said “Europe must, first of all, realize that what Russia is doing now is an …

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Association Agreement does not constitute the final goal in EU-Ukraine relations 0

The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 10 February in Brussels, during which the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius represented Lithuania, focused on the Eastern Partnership, the situation in Ukraine, discussed possible actions by the EU, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed. The …

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Lithuanian PM planning to go to the US, China and RSA

Lithuanian PM planning to go to the US, China and RSA 0

BNS Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius is planning to go to the United States, China and the Republic of South Africa, the daily Lietuvos žinios has reported. According to the daily, a plan of foreign visits for 2014 has already been developed for Butkevičius. His …

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DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

EU lost illusions over Russia during Lithuanian EU presidency 1

BNS The Lithuanian EU presidency successfully managed to make Europe focus on closer ties with the post-Soviet countries. And after Russia responded with pressure, the West lost illusions over Moscow’s policies, Jan Techau, director of the Carnegie Institute in Brussels, says. Attending the traditional Snow …

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EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius | Photo courtesy of © 2013 Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Photo by R. Dačkus

Opinion: Vilnius Summit’s geopolitical games – lessons learnt 0

The Lithuania Tribune presents an opinion article by political analyst at the European Parliament Vira Ratsiborynska and MEP Justina Vitkauskaite Bernard, in which they overview the results of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius. These last months the Eastern Partnership countries received worldwide attention. …

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