Vladimir Putin

Universal frustrations of maintaining dialogue with Russia

The idea of engaging in more dialogue with Russia is eagerly accepted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), is being pursued by the United States, is cultivated by the Chinese leadership, and has again become embraced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Dalia Grybauskaitė, Angela Merkel

Germany, Lithuania on opposite sides of NATO divide on Russia

The NATO-Russia Council meeting last week did not seem to bring any tangible results, but it was preceded by the usual clash of opposing positions within NATO, one side advocating for engaging in dialogue with Russia and the other sceptical about Russia’s interest in genuine engagement. […]


Reforms needed to put Georgia on European track

Bringing Georgia closer to European but also Atlantic institutional structures continued to be one of Lithuania’s most important foreign policy objectives this year. Despite Russia’s creeping occupation efforts over the summer and the ramping up of its massive anti-Western propaganda machine, the small South Caucasus country is still firmly resolved to follow the Euro-Atlantic course. […]

Jens Stoltenberg, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Juozas Olekas

Lithuanian defence minster: NATO headquarters one more step strengthening security of whole Alliance

“The Establishment of a NATO headquarters in Lithuania and six other Allies testifies that NATO is taking all necessary steps to provide security to its member states and to be prepared to implement the tasks necessary to deter anyone attempting on the security and territorial integrity of any of the Allies,” the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas said at the inauguration of the NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius on 3 September. […]

Jens Stoltenberg

NATO secretary general to come to Lithuania in early September

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will attend the opening of a NATO headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has revealed. […]