UN Security Council

UN Security Council to hold Lithuania-initiated meeting on Ukraine

The United Nations (UN) Security Council is Friday holding an extraordinary meeting initiated by Lithuania to discuss the clashes in Ukraine that jeopardize the ceasefire mediated by Europe. […]

Lamberto Zannier and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė

OSCE leader: Now is “good chance” to ensure peace in Ukraine

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary General Lamberto Zannier says in Vilnius that now is a good chance to ensure peace in Eastern Ukraine after enforcement of the ceasefire in the strategically important town of Shyrokyne near Mariupol. […]

Lithuania's ambassador to the UN Raimonda Murmokaitė

Lithuania holds informal meeting of UN on situation in Crimea, eastern Ukraine

At the United Nations – first-hand testimonies on violations of human rights in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. On 19 March, the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations held an informal meeting of members of the Security Council on the situation in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. According to Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the UN, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė, we see a rapidly deteriorating situation and grave violations of human rights a year after the illegal annexation of Crimea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports. […]


Opinion: Peace on paper

The world is still waiting for measures of the Minsk Agreement to be implemented. Ukraine experiences continual military confrontation, and situation in Debaltseve region has also worsened dramatically. According to the recent information thousands of Ukrainian troops could again be trapped in the Debaltseve boiler. The Ukrainian side denies siege possibilities, whereas separatists inform on their achievements in encircling Ukrainian troops. […]

Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko

Opinion: So long sucker or how Putin’s propaganda succeeded in playing the extremists

In the 1950s, Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Forbes Nash invented a Machiavellian game entitled So Long Suckers. To win, a player had to game, and ultimately betray, his adversaries. Today, as they sit in frozen trenches in what was once aptly named the Wild Fields, it looks as if the soldiers of the ‘Union of People’s Republic’ are the ones that have been played. […]