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Lithuania accuses Belarus of non-observance of human rights

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, reflected on the political crisis in Belarus, branded any possible Russian military support for Belarus as an “invasion”. “Since it’s publicly discussed I cannot say it’s not possible. So we should take that into account at least, and also send a very clear message, that it’s not tolerable to do…

Lithuania’s open economy suffers

Submitted by Adomas Abromaitis… COVID-19 continues to test economy of the Baltic States. According to Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka, it is too soon to tell whether the second half of the year would be hopeful. The recent spike in coronavirus cases and growing uncertainty over the future might negatively affect business and consumer expectations,…

Poland uses chance to merge Lithuania

Submitted by Adomas Abromaitis… Poland has entered a new era of political dawn. It has been progressively defending its interests in the international arena. Its voice has become louder and more significant. Poland has also received the most desired support among the European countries – the support from the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo…

Lithuania’s actions can destabilize the situation in Belarus

Lithuania’s public figures are calling for a human chain, reminiscent of the 1989 Baltic Way that stretched from Vilnius to Tallinn, to show support to Belarusians. In Hong Kong, people also formed a human chain to protest against China’s interference (2019). Several tens of thousands of people for a human chain to be formed from…

Lithuania’s upcoming elections will determine its future relations with Poland

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst…  Andrzej Duda’s victory in the recent Polish presidential election will likely affect affairs in Lithuania, especially as Duda has a strong relationship with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda. Nausėda is not only a strong ally of Duda, but he has ensured that Lithuania has become a…

Lithuanian officer in Poland suspected of spying

The Internal Security Agency (Poland) detained Lithuanian officer Antanas K., suspected of spying for Lithuania. This is an unprecedented case of the detention of a Lithuanian official in Poland. According to the source, the officer collected classified information that was not within his purview. He transmitted this information to Lithuania over the course of the…

Bad news for the Lithuanian army

Submitted by Adomas Abromaitis… Confidence in National Defence Sysytem in Lithuania is lowering and the image of the Lithuanian armed forces has worsened. The trend is becoming apparent from 2018 because of some incidents with the military which undermine d population’s trust. A new unpleasant one occurred recently. A young man (born 2000) was raped…

Trump admitted relocation of American soldiers to Poland is aimed against Russia

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… It appears that despite achieving so-called independence from the Soviet Union and joining the EU and NATO in 2004, Lithuania does not have full sovereignty. In yesterday’s negotiations with US President Donald Trump, the interests of Vilnius were not represented by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, but…

Fake solidarity by NATO

Submitted by The Baltic Word… On the 16th anniversary of the country’s accession to NATO, Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis came up with a well-known myth: our state is an equal member of the alliance. “We are stronger than ever before and we are grateful to the Allies for their efforts in strengthening the…

Who is to blame for violence in Lithuania

Submitted by Adomas Abromaitis… Lithuania is used to maintain national security and defence relying on NATO allies in many ways. Such approach helps to save money and receive political preferences within the Alliance. Thus, the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup, as well as U.S. soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade…
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