Ukraine's Ambassador to Lithuania Valery Zhovtenko

Ukraine’s ambassador to Vilnius: EU should be on active side of “gas war”, not its victim

Ukraine will never accept the loss of Crimea. Valery Zhovtenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Lithuania, said in the exclusive interview to ELTA news agency that only negotiation measures would be used to solve the issue of Crimea. In case it fails, the issue should be taken to international court, whereas the option to use military force is not being considered. […]

Valdas Adamkus and his wife Alma Adamkienė
Foreign affairs

Valdas Adamkus: The only person I had no luck with was Vladimir Putin

Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus expresses his disappointment about the estranged relationship with Poland, and the demands of the Polish minority. He also shares insights and memories about his own personal relations with state leaders he worked with during his presidency, while appreciating a bold yet risky stance of Lithuania’s current leadership during the RussiaUkraine conflict. […]

Loreta Graužinienė and Algirdas Butkevičius

Energy Ministry to go to Labour Party after LLRA’s withdrawal from government

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says that after the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (LLRA) party leaves the ruling coalition, the position of energy minister will be taken by the Labour Party. […]

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Winter and Gazprom won’t wait: What the geopolitics of LNG will mean for the people of Ukraine and Europe

As the crisis in Ukraine is escalating with the prospect of Russian military intervention, there is every reason to believe that Vladimir Putin will use other weapons at his disposal. Thus European nations are increasingly – and justifiably – worried about the impending winter months when Russia could ratchet up the pressure on Europe, as it has done in the past, by imposing another gas halt with the consequent loss of life and negative economic impacts. […]

Polish Ambassador Jaroslaw Czubinski

Polish ambassador thanks Lithuanians for support amid Russia’s fruit import ban

Poland‘s ambassador to Lithuania has thanked organizers of an “apple protest action” in Vilnius for showing support to Poland in response to Russia’s ban on fruit and vegetable imports from the country. […]