Sakharov prize laureate ‘Tayra’ Payevska: it is third world war

Yuliia ‘Taira’ Payevska, a paramedic and Sakharov Prize laureate freed from Russian captivity, calls the Russian invasion of Ukraine the third world war.

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Lithuania sends anti-drone equipment, power generators and warm clothes to Ukraine

The State Border Guard Service of Lithuania (VSAT) on Friday sent to Ukraine unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) blocking equipment, power generators, warm clothes and non-contact thermometers. These items were requested by Ukrainian border guards and are transported by three minibuses.

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Foreign Minister: fight against racism and fascism continues every day

On 27 January, together with the whole world, Lithuania commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day and pays sincere respects to the millions of Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust during World War II, including two hundred thousand Lithuanian citizens, reports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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St Christopher Awards handed out in Vilnius

The 25th St Christopher Awards ceremony late Wednesday honoured a total of 11 nominees, including six for their assistance to both the fighting Ukraine and to Ukrainians who had found refuge in Vilnius.

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Eighteen migrants tried to cross into Lithuania from Belarus illegally

On 26 January, a total of 18 persons aiming to cross into Lithuania from Belarus illegally were turned away, the State Border Guard Service (VSAT) said on Friday.

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Prime minister pays tribute to victims of Holocaust

On Friday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė paid tribute to the victims of the genocide of the Jews that had been carried out in World War Two.

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Landsbergis: the West should supply Ukraine with all available weaponry

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis calls on the West to supply Ukraine will all possible weapons so it would win the war started by Russia.

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Conservative party’s presidium convenes following MP’s resignation

The presidium of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrat party (TS-LKD) convened on Thursday evening following the resignation of MP Kristijonas Bartoševičius a couple of days earlier amid news that he is involved in a pre-trial investigation into sexual abuse of a minor.

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African migrant dies in Vilnius

A young woman from Africa who was not granted asylum died in Vilnius on Wednesday, ELTA was told by a spokesperson from Lithuanian Red Cross.

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Signatures necessary for Gražulis’ impeachment officially submitted

MP Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius of the Freedom Party announces he has submitted signatures of MPs necessary to launch impeachment procedure against MP Petras Gražulis of the Lithuanian Regions political group.

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Seimas speaker: Lithuania supports Sweden’s determination to continue assisting Ukraine

Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen on Thursday took part remotely in the opening event of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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Anušauskas: drawing red lines on weapon deliveries to Ukraine not productive

There is no sense in drawing a red line says National Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas in his comment on Germany’s decision to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine which ruled out the delivery of combat aircraft or the deployment of ground troops.

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Latvian president: national regulations on final beneficiaries must remain in force

Latvian President Egils Levits has met with Minister for Justice Inese Lībiņa-Egnere at the Riga Castle to discuss the current judicial priorities of Latvia and the national position regarding the establishment of special international ad hoc tribunal for Russia’s crimes of aggression against Ukraine, the Office of the President said in a press release.

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USS Roosevelt navy ship arrives in Klaipėda for the first time

On Thursday, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Klaipėda for a scheduled port visit, the US embassy in Lithuania said in a press release.

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Jeffrey Frankel. Why This Debt-Ceiling Fight Is Different

The United States has reached its statutory debt limit of $31.4 trillion. As Washington gears up for yet another partisan showdown over whether to raise the debt ceiling, with congressional Republicans seeking concessions from Democrats in exchange for their votes, many are understandably nonchalant about it. Americans feel they have seen this movie before, and the story usually ends with the bickering politicians reaching a last-minute compromise. So, no need to ring the alarm bells.

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Landsbergis at remote G7+ meeting: Russia’s barbaric attempts to repeat Holodomor will fail

On Tuesday, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis participated remotely in the G7+ Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Ukraine Energy Sector Support at the invitation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Foreign Ministry said.

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Nausėda met with mayors of European cities on occasion of 700th anniversary of Vilnius

On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Vilnius, President Gitanas Nausėda met with heads of European cities, said the presidency.

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Seventeen migrants tried to cross into Lithuania from Belarus illegally

On 24 January, a total of 17 persons aiming to cross into Lithuania from Belarus illegally were turned away, the State Border Guard Service (VSAT) said on Wednesday.

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NATO secretary general: new defence spending target may be set in Vilnius

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hopes that the NATO summit in Vilnius will be the one where the alliance’s member states agree to raise their current spending target on defence above 2%, dpa reports.

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Series of bomb threats made in Lithuania

A series of bomb threats were made against Lithuanian airports, Vilnius City Municipality and a school in Vilnius on Monday, followed by more bomb threats against all Vilnius schools and news website 15min.lt on Tuesday.

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