Vladimir Putin
Opinion

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. […]

State border at Rusnė
European Union

EU states agree in Vilnius to jointly seek more funding for external border protection

Eight EU member states, having an external EU land border, have backed Lithuania’s initiative to seek more funding for border protection and the creation of a border surveillance standard during their meeting in Vilnius. […]

A border
Defence

Civilian plane from Belarus twice enters Lithuanian airspace – Minister of Defence

The Lithuanian Air Force on Wednesday recorded a Lithuanian airspace violation by a civilian An-2 aircraft that twice crossed into the country’s airspace from Belarus, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Thursday. […]

Building site of the Astravyets Nuclear site
Uncategorized

Poland’s boycott of Astravyets electricity proves it as threat – President

Poland‘s decision not to buy electricity generated at the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus confirms the Lithuanian stance that the utility threatens the whole region, says President Dalia Grybauskaitė. […]

During the Zapad 2013 training
Defence

Zapad 2017 exercise clear preparation for war with West – Grybauskaitė

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that the Zapad 2017 exercise planned by Russia and Belarus for this year is a demonstration of their preparations for warfare with the West. […]