Contents tagged with Linas Linkevičius
Lithuanian ambassador recalled from Russia for consultations
On Thursday, March 11, the Baltic News Service (BNS) reported Lithuania’s decision to recall its ambassador to Russia, Remigijus Motuzas, for consultations. One of the reasons was the threats directed at Motuzas, after Vilnius District Court found former Soviet Union Minister of Defense, Dmitry Yazov, and a number of other Russians citizens guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their role in the case of January 13, 1991 events. Then, during the clashes following the Soviet army …
Lithuanian Foreign Minister calls on Europeans to step up the fight against Russian propaganda
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius stated in an interview with the newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung that EU countries should make greater efforts to fight against “Russian propaganda” and prepare for an information war with Russia.
The Minister asserted that the West “still underestimates Russia’s informational influence” while Eastern European countries are not the only ones under “Moscow’s attack.” Linkevičius called for the continuation of a strict sanctions policy against …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …