European Union

Lithuanian foreign minister to discuss Ukraine at EU Foreign Affairs Council

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius will attend the European Union‘s (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday. The main topic on the agenda is the situation in Ukraine. […]


Opinion: Orientalism reanimated or colonial thinking in Western analysts’ comments on Ukraine

Over the last few months, pro-Russian commentators in many Western countries have been portraying the Ukrainian events using a mix of stereotypes that scarily resemble the rhetoric once typical of racist and imperialist ways of thinking. As a result of such stereotypes, Ukrainians (but also Georgians, Moldovans, Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians) have fallen victims to a new form of Orientalism, a distorted way of thinking that people in the West exhibit all too often when talking about other parts of the world. […]

Andrey Piontkovsky

Andrey Piontkovsky: Putin plans to play poker, not chess

Russian president Vladimir Putin intends to blackmail the West with a nuclear weapon. So says Russian policy expert Andrey Piontkovsky. He reasons that if the “little green men” and Russian troops turn up in Estonia, for example, Vladimir Putin would warn NATO not to intervene because that would be a Russian World affair and he’d threaten to use nuclear weapons if the Alliance took military action against him. […]

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How long could Lithuania resist open military aggression?

As Russia is engaging in an undeclared war in eastern Ukraine, people in the Baltic states follow developments in Donbass with anxiety, while their leaders work around the clock to ensure that similar scenarios could not be repeated in their backyards. Still, “what would we do if Russia attacked Lithuania?” has become a question regularly discussed in political meetings, lecture halls and pubs. […]


More airplanes in Lithuanian air-space after Malaysian airliner crash

After the Malaysian airliner MN17 was shot down in Eastern Ukraine in mid-July, the number of flights across the Lithuanian air-space has increased, says the head of the country’s Civil Aviation Administration. […]