• Linkevicius: NATO-Russia Council meeting was not fruitful

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius claims that the meeting between NATO and Russian diplomats was not fruitful, Delfi reported.  

    After a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday in Brussels, Linkevičius said that the current dialogue with Russia is certainly better than having no communication at all, but the two sides have not been able to come to a consensus on the most important issues, including the conflict in Ukraine.

    "Of course, it is better to talk than not to talk, …

  • NATO jets scrambled to intercept Russian warplanes over the Baltic

    Fighter jets of the NATO Air Defense forces were scrambled to intercept Russian warplanes near the Latvian border.

    The incident was reported by the National Armed Forces of Latvia on Twitter.

    “On July 13,  NATO fighter jets on a patrol mission over Baltics detected and escorted 2 Russian SU-27 fighter jets near the Latvian border,”  the statement read.

    Russian warships and military aircraft have been increasingly active near the air and sea borders of the Baltic States since the beginning of …

  • Montenegrin PM: Russia is attempting to turn the Balkans against the EU

    Russia's propagandists are taking efforts to spread anti-NATO, anti-EU sentiments across the Western Balkans, aimed at seizing influence in the region's countries, according to Montenegro's Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović. He is convinced that up to 30 percent of people in the region oppose Western integration.

    According to him, people in the lowest income brackets in a part of Europe where average GDP per capita is only €6,000 do not see the long term benefits of pro-EU economic reforms and …

  • Slovakia is confident that the Netherlands will not block Ukraine's association with the EU

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, who presides in the European Union, Miroslav Lajčák, expressed confidence that the Netherlands will not block the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. He made this statement during the hearings of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Radio Svoboda reports.

    "We should respect the results of the referendum. But I’m sure that the Dutch government will find a solution that while respecting the referendum results at the same time will not …

  • Adviser to the President of Lithuania: NATO considers Russia to be a greater threat than ISIS

    NATO sees Russia as a greater threat than the so-called Islamic State. According to Postimess, this was said by the Advisor to the President of Lithuania on Foreign Policy, Nerijus Aleksiejūnas.

    “If you look at the document adopted by NATO, it is clear that Russia is mentioned more frequently. This, I believe, reflects a certain understanding that the Russian threat is equally understood by all and that this is a threat to us as the Alliance, as well as to the whole of Europe,” Aleksiejūnas …