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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 …
Lithuania has sentenced Lithuanian citizen Roman Sesel to seven years in prison on charges of spying for the Russian Federation, DELFI reported. Sesel collected data on the NATO ships, the company Klaipedos Nafta and other facilities. Under Lithuanian laws, spying is punishable by three to 15 years of imprisonment.
"The evidence collected in the case proved that he had not only been given the assignment, but had also performed specific spying actions," said Gintare Daugelaite, spokeswoman for …
The United States and Lithuania approved a plan of cooperation in the field of defence for the period up to 2024, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Pentagon press service.
This plan involves joint actions in the field of security of the Baltic region, joint exercises, sharing intelligence and improving the early warning capabilities of threats in the region.
The US is planning to conclude similar agreements with Estonia and Latvia. As stated by the Pentagon, since 2014, the United …
In Lithuania, two former employees of the Šiauliai Air Base of the country's Air Forces spied for the Russian Federation, reported BNS new agency.
The NATO Air Force squadron is located at this air base. The investigation found that the employees of the Šiauliai military base made photocopies of official documents and other closed but non-classified data under the instruction of the Russian intelligence services from the fall of 2014.
Both former employees of the air base pleaded guilty to …
Lithuania plans to expand the video surveillance system on the border with Russia. As reported by Sputnik Lithuania, video cameras will be installed at Kybartai gateway. Along the 38.6 km section, only the border checkpoint and entry points are currently under surveillance.
It is assumed that the current equipment will be updated and connected to the new border surveillance systems. A local surveillance control system will also be installed at the Kybartai gateway. The contract, which is worth …
During a visit to Poland, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said that Vilnius intends to propose additional sanctions against Russia if Moscow continues its aggressive policy towards Ukraine, BNS reports.
“If things continue to develop poorly, and Russia doesn’t start talking, but continues its aggressive policy throughout Ukraine and at the Kerch Strait, then, without a doubt, we will propose additional sanctions,” the Lithuanian leader told reporters in Lublin.
She added that the EU …
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 …
On February 6, the Lithuanian Government adopted a decree providing Ukraine with free ammunition worth €255,000, reported the press service of the Lithuanian Defense Minister.
The ammunition was originally meant for Soviet-made assault rifles and machine guns that are no longer used by the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
“The transfer of assets is a part of Lithuania's consistent and comprehensive support of Ukraine for strengthening its defense capabilities and ensuring independence, sovereignty …
According to the Annual Threat Assessment prepared by two Lithuanian special services, the Department of State Security and Military Intelligence of Lithuania, Russia consistently strengthens military facilities in the Kaliningrad region, however, the additional NATO forces deployed in the Baltic region and the growing national forces of Baltic countries reduce the likelihood of conflict, Interfax reported.
“The [Russian] military group deployed in the region is consistently being strengthened: …
Delfi.it reports that the Department of State Security and Military Intelligence of Lithuania has blocked the investments of a Russian corporation into a Lithuanian company because the company is suspected of of collecting cartographic data for the Russian army.
According to the Lithuanian special services, the Russian oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s company Sistema was planning on acquiring a Lithuanian company through the investment firm of his son, specializing in cartography and aerial …