Troll warning

Opinion: Putin the troll

Tolkienites would say that trolls are creatures originated from stone and that they lurk in dark caves and gloomy forests, that they’re the scivies of evil forces that inhabit the Middle Earth. They’re big and vicious and form the forefront of Lord Mordor’s army, always ready to be the first to get into a fight. Daylight gets rid of trolls, because when exposed to it they turn to stone. But the trolls I want to talk about are not from J R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian president on Russia’s MH17 tribunal veto: The country is hiding something

After Russia this week vetoed the proposal to establish a tribunal on the civilian airliner MH17 tragedy in Eastern Ukraine, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė says Russia has something to hide. […]

MH17 crash site

Opinion: Will Russia escape responsibility for MH17 crash?

Since the moment news broke about a downed passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, Russia has adopted a pose of aggressive defensiveness, although no one was making any accusations against it. Officially, the Kremlin maintains it is not a party to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and can, at most, act as a mediator between Kiev and the separatists. No one officially disputes that, it is as self-appointed mediator that Russia took part in the Minsk peace talks. […]

Vladimir Putin

Putin rejects idea of international tribunal on MH17 crash

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated in a telephone conversation with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday that establishing an international tribunal on Flight MH17 crash in Ukraine is inexpedient. […]

Vladimir Putin

Anti-Lithuanian propaganda delivered to people’s mailboxes

The Baltic Way has turned Lithuania into a “gaunt wasteland”, “Dutch intellectuals apologize to Putin”, “Long live the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea!”. A group of people who call themselves “national socialists” are sharing these and similar “news” and openly looking for supporters to help them broadcast their “truth”. […]

Raimonda Murmokaitė
Foreign affairs

At UN Security Council Lithuania urges not to politicise investigation into MH17 crash

At 19 September meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Lithuanian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė urged to respect the memory of the victims of the catastrophe of MH17 and condemned any attempts to influence or interfere with the independent investigation carried out by the Dutch Safety Board, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. […]

Vladimiras Laučius

Opinion: Putin grasped the political soul of the West

Only now, after Russian missiles shot down the MH17 flight, does the West seem to experience something like a (small) shock. After all, until recently it urged Ukrainian President Poroshenko to sit down at the negotiating table with the terrorist ringleaders. […]