Vladimir Putin

Russian politics in Putin’s new term

Russian President Vladimir Putin is the great survivor of European politics. Western leaders come and go, but Putin has persisted. He has managed to hold on to power for nearly two decades, through three foreign wars, two economic crises, multiple presidential and parliamentary elections (of varying degrees of fairness), a series of leadership reshuffles, the rise and fall of oil prices, and successive waves of economic sanctions. […]

Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction

Latvia won’t block Astravyets electricity, as it wants freight – ForMin Linkevičius

After Latvia‘s foreign minister restated the country’s plans not to block electricity generated by the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP), Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius does not rule out the move is due to economic reasons. […]


Some 1,500 NATO troops to train to defend Suwalki gap this summer

Around 1,500 NATO troops this summer will train to defend the so-called “Suwalki gap“, a land corridor whose protection would be critical for defending the Baltic countries from Russia, the commander of the Lithuanian Land Force said. […]

Belarus President A. Lukashenko and Russian President V. Putin

Lithuania warns – Belarus is on the brink, time is ticking

During a Delfi TV conference Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius also mentioned the recently worsened relations between Minsk and Moscow. In his opinion the supporters of an independent direction for Belarus are experiencing […]