Contents tagged with Lithuania

  • Lukashenko orders closure of borders with Lithuania Poland and Ukraine

    The current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the closure of the borders with Lithuania and Poland, as well as the "strengthening of borders" with Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    "We don't know what they're going to throw at us next. We understand that there are few tricks left in their arsenal before they begin a hot war. I have to work with the Russian President and the Minister of Defense to rebuild the common defense of the union state for the last few days," Lukashenko …

  • Lithuanian government approves assistance plan for Belarusian opposition

    The Lithuanian Cabinet approved at its meeting on Wednesday a plan to help the Belarusian opposition, said Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

    "Today we have approved a plan to help the people of Belarus, who for several weeks have been expressing disagreement with the unfair results of the elections and are subjected to gross violence for this," he said. According to the prime minister, the approved plan is a sign of solidarity with the protesters. This is the first, but not the …

  • Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania declare Lukashenko persona non grata

    Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs has added Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other high-ranking officials of Belarus to the list of people who are banned from entering the country. The foreign ministries of Estonia and Lithuania made the same decisions.

    The statement published on the website of the Latvian Foreign Ministry named the reasons for the sanctions and listed the names of the Belarusian officials.

    " Persons on this list are not permitted to travel to Latvia …

  • Minsk accuses Lithuania of violating Belarus borders

    The Belarusian Ministry of Defense said that Lithuania attempted to violate the airspace of the country.

    According to the ministry, the "provocation" took place on August 23 at 19:30 in the village of Volkovshchina in the Ashmyany district, which borders Lithuania. "A cluster of eight balloons with anti-state symbols was launched from the adjacent territory," the statement reads.

    Mi-24 helicopters from the air defense forces stopped the flight of balloons without the use of weapons, the …

  • Belarus deploys missile division to Polish and Lithuanian border

    The head of the Belarusian Defense Ministry Viktor Khrenin announced the start of large-scale tactical exercises in the Grodno region, near the border with Poland.

    According to the Telegram channel VESTI, Alexander Lukashenko will personally monitor the course of the exercises.

    Meanwhile, REN TV, citing the press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry, reports that Minsk has decided to strengthen the military group on the border with Poland and Lithuania.

    The missile division, air …

  • Lithuania declares Lukashenko persona non grata

    The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has added Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to the list of persons who are banned entry into the country, announced Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, reports Sputnik Balarus.

    32 people have been accused of the election fraud and the use of force against protesters in Belarus and put on Lithuania’s blacklist.

    According to the Lithuania’s Foreign Minister, the list of persons has been submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs …

  • Lukashenko orders to deploy airborne brigade to the border with Poland and Lithuania

    The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, ordered the airborne brigade from Vitebsk to be transferred to Grodno which is located on the border with Poland and Lithuania, reported Interfax with reference to Lukashenko's statement on air of the TV channel Belarus 1.

    "We cannot just watch calmly what is happening in these territories. Our military is also concerned about this problem. Therefore, I will ask additionally, as the tense situation on the western border continues, for the …

  • Lithuanian President calls for sanctions against Belarus

    Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said that it is time to talk seriously about sanctions against Belarus in response to the government's repression against the opposition, reports Delfi.

    "The dynamics are such that we should talk seriously about sanctions for Belarus, because what is happening now, even from a distance, is beyond the repressions that the regime has carried out for years. Now we see both dead and wounded people. We see several thousand people who have been detained, or their …

  • Lukashenko’s election rival leaves Belarus for Lithuania

    Alexander Lukashenko's main rival in the Belarusian presidential election, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has left the country. "Tikhanovskaya is safe, she is in Lithuania," Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevičius said on Twitter.

    In the presidential elections of Belarus on August 9, according to preliminary data of the Central Elections Committee, the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko received 80.08% of the votes, Tikhanovskaya - 10.9%. On August 10, Tikhanovskaya filed a complaint with …

  • Lithuania bans broadcast of Russian TV channel RT

    The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania has banned the broadcast of the Russian TV channel RT in the country.

    The reason was the connection of the TV channel with the Russian TV presenter and director general of the news agency "Russia Today" Dmitry Kiselyov, who is on the EU sanctions list, explained the chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission, Mantas Martisius.

    "Based on the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Lithuanian Radio and Television …