Anušauskas: Lithuania raises alert level of rapid response force due to partial mobilisation in Russia

Lithuania has decided to raise the alert level of its rapid response force after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared partial mobilisation for his war against Ukraine. Mobilisation will also be carried out in Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast neighbouring Lithuania.

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Coronavirus: 1,707 new cases detected

On 20 September, Tuesday, 1,707 residents of Lithuania were diagnosed with COVID-19 but patients did not succumb to the disease.

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President warns about danger of looming nuclear disaster in Europe

Russia’s actions in Ukraine have led to the danger of a looming nuclear disaster in Europe, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said in his address at the 77th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday.

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Record number of illegal migrants tried to cross from Belarus to Lithuania on Tuesday

On Tuesday, 20 September, Lithuanian border guards stopped 135 migrants that attempted to enter the country illegally from Belarus.

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Nausėda’s address at UNGA: war in Ukraine will not end in peace until Ukraine regains its territorial integrity

The 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has opened in New York, bringing heads of state from around the world together. President Gitanas Nausėda addressed world leaders on Tuesday. In his speech, the Lithuanian leader focused on Europe’s security challenges: the war launched by Russia, international solidarity with Ukraine, as well as energy and nuclear security issues, stated the presidency.

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Logistical infrastructure development project for Allies underway at Rukla

A Permanent Logistics Support Area development project is launched in Rukla to ensure good service conditions for the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group and that its logistical needs are met. On 19 September, the developing parties – the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, German Bundeswehr Federal Office of Infrastructure, Ministry of National Defence and constructions contractor had a meeting in Rukla on the course of the project, reports the Ministry of National Defence.

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Nausėda praised Andorra for joining EU sanctions against Russia

On Tuesday, President Gitanas Nausėda participated in the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), said the presidency.

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Opposition collects 62 signatures for energy minister's interpellation

On Tuesday, the opposition submitted a draft of the interpellation of Minister of Energy Dainius Kreivys to the Secretariat of the Seimas.

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Vilnius public transport drivers to go on strike

The trade union of the company Vilnius Public Transport (Vilniaus viešasis transportas, VVT) has announced that its members will hold a protest on 3 October. According to its Chairman Algirdas Markevičius, more than 100 drivers have already registered to take part in a strike.

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PM does not reveal if she may run for president in 2024

Asked by reporters on Tuesday, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė did not reveal whether she was planning to run for president in 2024.

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Survey: Lithuanians would vote for Grybauskaite and Nauseda in presidential election

Lithuanians would support former President Dalia Grybauskaite and the country's incumbent President Gitanas Nauseda in a presidential election, according to a new survey commissioned by the delfi.lt news website and published on Tuesday.

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Border guards stopped 121 migrants on Monday

On Monday, 19 September, the State Border Guard Service of Lithuania (VSAT) stopped 121 migrants from entering the country illegally from Belarus.

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Nausėda in UN: we need to ensure continued education for children of Ukrainian war refugees

On Monday, President Gitanas Nausėda participated remotely in the United Nations Education Summit, which underlines the goal of ensuring quality education for all children and discusses the transformation of education in the face of global change. The president’s address focused on the challenges of education in the context of war, said the Office of the president.

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Chief of defence attended NATO Military Committee Conference

On 16 through 18 September Chief of Defence Lithuania Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys attended the NATO Military Committee Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, said the Armed Forces.

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7th anniversary of Trilateral Brigade marked in Lublin

On 15-16 September, 7th anniversary of the trilateral Great Hetman Kostiantyn Ostrogski Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade (LITPOLUKRBRIG) was marked in Lublin, reports the Ministry of National Defence.

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Lithuanian army: disinformation on the rise, targets Russian travel restrictions

Lithuanian army analysts have noted a growing flow of disinformation, with Lithuania's proposal to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens and decisions EU defense ministers being one of the main topics of such reports, the Lithuanian army said on Monday.

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Nausėda: Lithuania will remember Queen Elizabeth II as sincere and loving people

Lithuania will remember Queen Elizabeth II as sincere and loving people, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Monday as he attended the funeral of the longest-serving monarch in British history.

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Construction of new military base starts in western Lithuania

Construction on Lithuania’s second new military base is getting underway in Pajuris, a small town in the western district of Silale, on Friday.

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Lithuania’s and Latvian counterpart discussed regional security issues

On 15 September, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis visited Riga, Latvia, where he met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, said the MFA.

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Conservative party still most popular in August

The Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrat party (TS-LKD) is still the most popular in Lithuania, but the approval rating of the Government has decreased, shows the latest poll commissioned by the news website Delfi.

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