Arseny Yatsenyuk

Early elections only way out of Ukraine’s political stalemate, Lithuanian analyst says

Ukraine has gotten itself into a political cul-de-sac and the only way out is to call early elections, says a leading Lithuanian political scientist. […]

Aivaras Abromavičius

Lithuanian minister in charge of making Ukraine economy more efficient: 400 ministry staff gone in 7 months

Many Lithuanians follow closely developments in Kiev, where Aivaras Abromavičius, a 39-year-old Vilnius-born businessman, has been put in charge of Ukraine‘s ministry of economy and trade. He is one of several foreigners invited by Ukraine’s current leadership who decided it takes an outsider to tackle corruption and inefficiency that plagues the country’s economy. […]

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko

Analyst: Ukraine needs to do homework and let EU see it done

The gloomy mood ahead of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga this week is in a stark contrast with the expectations that prevailed before the similar meeting in Vilnius one and a half years ago. […]

Leonidas Donskis and Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Opinion: Is Mikhail Khodorkovsky the devil’s advocate?

The Merchants’ Guild building on Gedimino Avenue in central Vilnius hosted a conference in late November 2013 which featured Ukraine‘s opposition players. […]

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Stratfor: Poland and Baltic states will continue to promote Ukraine’s Western ties

As the standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine continues into 2015, the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will come to play an increasingly important role. Even before the crisis, the three Baltic states — as well as neighboring Poland — were among the most active EU member states attempting to bring Ukraine closer to the West and to challenge Russia’s role in the former Soviet periphery. Their efforts along these lines will intensify this year. Ultimately, however, more powerful players in the standoff will limit the impacts of their efforts, particularly Germany and the United States. […]

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Lithuanian foreign minister: Ukraine is bidding goodbye to its past

The victory of pro-Western forces in Ukraine‘s general elections shows that the country is bidding goodbye to its past and is ready to take the European path, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius says. […]