Contents tagged with Lithuania

  • Russia to continue gas transit to Kaliningrad through Lithuania

    The governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov said on TV channel Vesti 24 that despite the launch of a terminal for receiving liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Kaliningrad region would not refuse to transit gas through the territory of Belarus and Lithuania.

    "The Kaliningrad Region does not plan to abandon gas supplies through the Minsk-Vilnius-Kaunas-Kaliningrad trunk pipeline system due to the commissioning of a gas receiving terminal and a floating regasification platform. The …

  • Lithuania: Russian may attempt to interfere in forthcoming presidential elections

    After the meeting of the Lithuanian State Council on Defense,  government officials stated that Russia and other countries may conduct cyber-attacks this year to influence the results of the presidential elections, the Lithuanian presidential press service reports.

    The State Defense Council under the leadership of President Dalia Grybauskaite reviewed the country’s security situation, did an annual review of threats and approved the long-term operational strategy for the intelligence services. …

  • Former Lithuanian Prime Minister's son questioned in connection with Russian espionage case

    52-year old Vaidotas Prunskus has been questioned in connection with a case of espionage for Russia, Delfi reported on Wednesday. Prunskus is the son of former Lithuanian Prime Minister Kazimira Prunskiene, the first Lithuanian prime minister after the declaration of independence in 1990. 

    “I was not arrested but I was questioned,” Prunskus said. He refused to provide more detailed comments. “A preliminary investigation is in process, so I will refrain from detailed comments,” he said. 

    About …

  • Lithuania considers freezing assets of individuals from Magnitsky list

    Russian officials will soon not be able to conduct their financial and economic activities in Lithuania. According to Delfi, the Lithuanian government is preparing a bill that will not only limit the cash flow of people who are on the Magnitsky list, but also, they will not be able to enter Lithuania.

    Opposition conservatives and liberals launched this initiative. They have already submitted their vision of the project, but the government has not yet approved the document. According to the …

  • Lithuanian Parliament adopts resolution condemning 'Russia's aggression against Ukraine'

    On Monday, December 10, the Seimas of Lithuania adopted a resolution “On supporting Ukraine against the aggression of the Russian Federation”. The decision was supported by 79 people.

    “The adopted resolution strongly condemns the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as the aggressive unilateral actions that harshly violate bilateral and multilateral agreements and international law. They threaten the entire region and the security of Europe․ The resolution …

  • Lithuania expands sanctions against Russia for aggression in the Kerch Strait

    Lithuania expanded “the blacklist” of Russian citizens in connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait.

    The country’s Migration Department has added twenty people to the “black list”, reports the news agency BNS.

    Earlier the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry proposed the introduction of restrictive measures against those responsible for aggression in the Kerch Strait. The Ministry stated that Russia’s actions grossly violated international law and represented a threat to international security. …

  • Lithuania intends to impose sanctions against Russia for aggression in the Black Sea and Kerch Strait

    The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has proposed imposing individual sanctions against those responsible for Russia's aggressive actions in the Kerch Strait and the Black Sea, reports the ministry’s press service.

    "On December 6, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania appealed to the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania with a proposal to include in the national list of undesirable persons those who directly …

  • Lithuania threatens to leave Interpol if Russian representative is elected as head of organization

    Lithuania will be forced to consider the possibility of leaving Interpol if Alexander Prokopchuk, the representative of Russia, is elected as head of the organization, stated the resolution adopted by the Seimas of Lithuania.

    88 deputies voted in support of the resolution, 0 against, and seven abstained.

     “If Prokopchuk is elected head of Interpol, then Lithuania, together with other democratic countries, will have to immediately consider the possibility of leaving the organization,” the …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Russian missiles are dangerous for Europe

    Russia has been violating the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) for several years, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius said in an interview with DW on Wednesday, November 14. Although US President Donald Trump announced that he was planning to quit the treaty, it is just an intention and not yet a decision. According to the Lithuanian politician, it is Donald Trump's tactic to exert pressure on Russia.

    Linas Linkevičius said that …

  • Lithuania urges PACE not to restore the rights of the Russian delegation

    The Seimas of Lithuania adopted a resolution calling on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to avoid restoring the rights of the Russian delegation. As Delfi news agency reported, the document was adopted almost unanimously: 77 deputies voted in favor and one abstained.

    As Deputy Egidijus Vareikis presented his resolution, he reminded his colleagues that PACE had restricted the rights of the Russian delegation in 2014 after Russia had annexed the Crimea. The Russians …