Dainius Žalimas

Assessing when Lukashenko’s hybrid attack might run out of steam: options for retreat are already being explored

Nearly two months have passed since a state of emergency was imposed on Lithuania’s border with Belarus due to an influx of migrants. On December 1, the Government proposed to extend it for another month, […]

Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

How Russia is consuming Belarus: signs showing a nuclear state inching closer toward Lithuania

Russia is taking root in Belarus at nearly no cost – the two countries’ military integration is deepening, with this meaning Russian forces are increasingly close to Lithuania and NATO’s borders. According to international security […]

Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. In the shadow of Moscow and Zapad, Lithuanians taken hostage by Lukashenko and his circle

As a regular citizen and of importance only to myself, I would like to extend my Easter wishes to the staff of the Belarus sanatorium in Druskininkai, who are not giving up, and the Lithuanian […]

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. Poorly thought out steps could accelerate Belarus’ descent into Russia’s grasp

Secretly, Alexander Lukashenko’s inauguration became the reference point for the next events in Belarus. The opposition was unable to find out the date for the “ceremony” ahead of time. Protesters planned to meet the “ascent […]

Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin
Central/Eastern Europe

Kubilius. When will a “Belarusian” democratic revolution take place in Russia?

Regional elections were held in parts of Russia on Sunday (September 13). All of Russia has found itself between Khabarovsk in the Far East, with relentless protests throughout the summer, and Belarus, with a real […]