Lithuanian police discarding Kalashnikov rifles after two unfortunate incidents

Police officers in Lithuania will no longer be issued automatic rifles, following two high-profile incidents last week. The Kalashnikov guns were handed out to police officers after terrorist attacks in Paris. […]

Vladimir Putin and François Hollande

Will there be rapprochement between Russia and West?

Terrorist attacks in Paris and the plane crash over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula might provide a turning point in Russia‘s relations with the West, allowing Moscow to break out of international isolation. Major Western powers might have to adopt a more lenient tone when talking to Russia in order to have Moscow contribute to fighting international terrorism, says Laurynas Kasčiūnas, analyst at the Eastern Europe Studies Centre. […]

Valdemaras Sarapinas

Lithuanian president’s adviser: People running from war are not terrorists

Chief advisor to the Lithuanian president on national security Valdemaras Sarapinas says that people running from war should not be called terrorists and Lithuania will stay committed to the European Union‘s (EU) refugee relocation plan. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

President Grybauskaitė to pay tribute to Paris victims during UNESCO forum

President Dalia Grybauskaitė left for the 70th UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, leader forum on Monday, November 16, in Paris. While in Frabce, the Lithuanian president is to honour the victims of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. […]