Contents tagged with Lithuania

  • Belarus bans entry to Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Polish citizens

    Minsk will not allow citizens of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland to enter Belarus, said the Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Igor Kizim on the air of Hromadske Radio.

    According to him, the Belarusian border guards are taking appropriate measures.

    "All the same, they continue to consider Ukraine a threat. All this is groundless, but someone needs it to justify tough actions against the protesters," Kizim said.

    Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine should keep trade …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Donbas and Crimea are obstacles to Ukraine’s accession to NATO

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius believes that the obstacle to Ukraine's accession to NATO is not only the conflict in the Donbas, but also the Russian annexation of Crimea.

    "Of course, the current situation, the war with Russia, is not playing in your favor. NATO's rules are such that the Alliance will not invite a state on whose borders there is a war, regardless of who is the aggressor and who is the victim," Linkevicius said in an interview with Evropeyskaya Pravda.

    According …

  • Lithuania horrified by opening of Belarusian nuclear power plant built by Russian specialists

    Lithuanian authorities have begun preparations for the launch of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravets scheduled for mid-November.

    According to the Lithuanian radio station LRT, the country's authorities consider the new nuclear power plant as a source of potential nuclear threat.

    The Lithuanian authorities have decided to distribute potassium iodide pills among the population living within a 100 km radius of the nuclear power plant.

    In total, according to the …

  • 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 …