LRT

Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) is the national public broadcasting company of Lithuania.

Lithuanian ambassador to Belarus lays flowers at site of protester’s death

On Thursday, foreign ambassadors to Belarus, including Lithuania’s Andrius Pulokas, laid flowers near the Pushkinskaya metro station in Minsk where a protester was killed on Monday night.

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Lithuania bans entry to Hezbollah affiliates, foreign ministry says

The Lithuanian government has banned entry to people linked to the Hezbollah paramilitary movement which it regards as a "terrorist organisation".

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Lithuanian politicians call to provide medical assistance to injured Belarusians

Lithuania’s largest opposition party, the conservative Homeland Union, on Thursday urged the government to provide financial support, treatment, and rehabilitation to injured Belarusian protestors.

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'Dictator with bloody hands'. Lithuania's ex-president Grybauskaitė urges Lukashenko to leave

Lithuania's former president Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday urged Alexander Lukashenko to step down and leave Belarus amid continuing protests in the country over disputed presidential election results.

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Lithuanian journalists voice support for persecuted colleagues in Belarus, offer help

On Thursday, editors of Lithuanian media outlets sent a message of solidarity to their persecuted colleagues in Belarus, saying they are ready to help independent media in the neighboring country.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 21 new cases of Covid-19

Twenty-one new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total count to 2,330, the Health Ministry said on Thursday morning.

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LRT launches Telegram platform following events in Belarus

Following internet outages in Belarus, LRT has launched a Telegram channel to share news in English and Russian languages.

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Lithuanian president meeting with Belarusian NGO reps to discuss assistance plan

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda is on Thursday meeting with representatives of non-governmental organisations operating in Belarus.

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Estonian president visiting Lithuania to discuss Belarus crisis

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda will on Friday meet with his Estonian counterpart, Kersti Kaljulaid, who is visiting the country to discuss issues including the crisis in Belarus.

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Lithuanian president proposes mediation plan for Belarus

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda suggested on Wednesday that Belarus form a national council bringing together the government and members of civil society in an effort to resolve the political crisis in the country.

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Lithuania readies for potential refugees from Belarus

Lithuania's authorities are ready to respond to possible tensions on the border with Belarus and are preparing premises to quarantine refugees, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday.

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Lithuania allows Belarusians to enter 'for humanitarian purposes'

Lithuania is lifting coronavirus travel restrictions for Belarus' nationals seeking entry "for special humanitarian purposes".

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Lithuania to lift restrictions on indoor events, allow entry to foreign students

Despite the recent rise in coronavirus cases, Lithuania’s government decided on Wednesday to continue lifting restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Lithuania may impose sanctions on Belarus, will seek EU consensus

Lithuania will seek to introduce EU sanctions for Belarusian officials responsible for vote-rigging and violence against protesters, the country's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Wednesday.

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Coronavirus update: 26 new cases, 6 connected to breakout at Vilnius theatre

On Wednesday, Lithuania registered 26 new cases of Covid-19, according to the National Public Health Centre.

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Tikhanovskaya was moved away from 'direct threat', says Lithuanian foreign minister

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who arrived in Lithuania early Tuesday morning, was moved away from a "direct threat".

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Tikhanovskaya is in good spirits, will speak up soon – FM Linkevičius

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who arrived in Lithuania early Tuesday morning, is in good spirits and will comment on the situation herself soon.

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Banking, industrial reps top Lithuania’s most influential businesspersons list

Representatives of Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Swedbank, and Hanner have topped the country’s most influential businesspersons list, according to a survey published by Delfi.lt.

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Lithuania ‘ready to act as mediator’ in Belarus, says president

Lithuania is ready to act as a mediator to resolve the crisis in Belarus, LIthuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said on Tuesday.

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The sorry state of EU's engagement with Belarus needs to change – opinion

Rigged elections and crackdown on opposition is something we have seen in Belarus before, but this time it has to different, argues Arnoldas Pranckevičius.

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