Contents tagged with Linas Linkevičius

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania visits the boundary line in the Donbas

    On Saturday, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius visited a local school and one of the transit checkpoints in the frontier town of Stanytsia Luhanska.

    On his Twitter, he shared his impressions from the visit. "I am at the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint on the line of contact. The only operating checkpoint in the region: a violation of the Minsk Agreements. People are standing in line for 4 hours in the heat. It’s inhumane and unacceptable,” the Lithuanian diplomat wrote.

    The Head of …

  • Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs: There is no point in political meetings with Russia

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius stated that, at the present time, there is no sense in high-level political meetings with Russia. That said, all necessary pragmatic non-political contacts are being maintained, reported the news portal Delfi, citing an interview by the Minister on the radio station Ziniu radijas.

    "We really do not see the point in high-level political meetings at present [with Russia]; moreover, they won’t solve anything additional, except politicize the situation. …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister to discuss assistance plan for Ukraine with EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn

    Next week, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, plans to discuss with the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, the assistance plan for Ukraine, also known as the Marshall Plan, as he stated during his interview with Lithuanian news agency, Delfi.

    Next week Linkevičius will take part in an EU Council session during which he plans to meet with Hahn.

    "We have already talked about this and agreed to meet so …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Ukraine needs to establish special anti-corruption court

    Ukraine should create a special anti-corruption court in the near future, as stated during a meeting with the leadership of NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine) and SAP (Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine) in Lithuania by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, the website of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry reports.

    Linkevičius emphasized that the implementation of reforms and fighting corruption are both important for building a successful …

  • Lithuania to send 80,000 euro in humanitarian assistance to Avdiivka

    Lithuania will provide 80,000 euro in humanitarian assistance for the town of Avdiivka which was affected by recent military actions, as stated by the Foreign Minister of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, who visited Avdiivka, Delfi news agency reports.

    "Today we have allocated 40,000 euro from the Ministry for medication through the Red Cross. The Prime Minister also promised that we will allocate another 40,000 euro for Avdiivka’s needs. Most likely it will be construction materials and …