Simonyte: we need to be ready for everything, only Putin can answer on war

Lithuania needs to get ready for all possible scenarios over Russia's military buildup near Ukraine and in Belarus, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says, adding that only Russian President Vladimir Putin can tell whether a war will take place.

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President urges to "fix" Taiwanese office name

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has called on the country's government to fix the name of the Taiwanese representative office so that its name sounds the same in all languages.

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10 630 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 10 630 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 639 527 coronavirus cases.

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Cabinet approves strategy for citizens' preparation for civil resistance

The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday a strategy for citizens' preparation for civil resistance to increase their resilience to external threats and ensure that they are properly prepared in the event of a military conflict.

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Nauseda: we must send clear message we will support Ukraine

A message of support on behalf of the whole of the EU must be sent, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said after his conversation with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday.

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9 490 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 9 490 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 628 094 coronavirus cases.

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Report: conditions in Kybartai migrant center amount to inhuman treatment

Migrants accommodated at the Foreigners' Registration Center in Kybartai live in conditions that amount to inhuman or degrading treatment prohibited under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Seimas Ombudsperson Erika Leonaite has said in a report published this week.

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President signs original name spelling bill into law

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed the bill on the original spelling of non-Lithuanian names in Latin-based characters in personal documents into law.

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Chief of defense: probability of war in Ukraine is high

The probability of a war in Ukraine is high, Lithuania's Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupsys said on Monday evening.

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5 122 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 5 122 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 617 793 coronavirus cases.

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Landsbergis: war is likely, sanctions must be unbearable for Russia

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis says a war is a likely possibility as Russia continues to raise tension in the region, and he urged the European Union to impose unbearable sanctions to deter Russia from military action in Ukraine.

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Isolation made mandatory only for in-family COVID contacts

As of today, self-isolation in Lithuania is only mandatory for people who have come into contact with COVID- infected family members.

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3 637 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 3 637 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 612 500 coronavirus cases.

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Parliament bans flavored e-cigarettes

The Seimas of Lithuania has banned the sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquid cartridges as of July if they contain any flavors, excluding the flavor and taste of tobacco.

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Customs officers stop air navigation device from being exported to Dubai

Lithuanian customs officers at Kaunas Airport on Wednesday stopped a military air navigation device from being exported to Dubai, the Lithuanian Customs reports on Friday.

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Minister: calm on Lithuanian-Belarusian border "deceptive"

The existing calm on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border is deceptive, Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite warns.

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Mass crashes cause Via Baltica chaos in Lithuania

Mass crashes and difficult weather conditions have paralyzed traffic on a Via Baltic section of around 55 km from Lithuania's southern city of Marijampole to the Polish border.

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Johansson in Vilnius: migrant pushbacks have no place in EU's legal system

Migrant pushbacks have no place in the European Union's legal system, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said in Vilnius on Friday.

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Lithuania plans to hand over mobile thermovisors to Ukraine

Lithuania plans to hand mobile thermovisors over to Ukraine's special armed forces.

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6 478 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 6 478 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 595 685 coronavirus cases.

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