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Europe · Lithuania

Lithuania to buy patrol vessels from Finland – ministry

The acquisition of Jehu-class patrol boats was discussed during Lithuanian Deputy National Defense Minister Vilius Semeska's meeting with Raimo Jyvasjarvi. Semaska says these vessels would increase Lithuania's coastal surveillance capabilities. Lithuania is already cooperating with Finland on the acquisition of command and control systems.See the Story
Europe · Ukraine

Russia will have to withdraw its army from Ukraine – Scholz in Vilnius

Russian President Vladimir Putin's military aggression has only achieved the goal of further uniting Western allies, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says. "We will definitely not accept a peace dictated by Russia, we will not accept such a peace," he says. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says the West's effort to "save Russia's face" is hard to understand.See the Story
Vilnius · Vilnius

Baltic Pride in Vilnius attracts 10,000 participants – photos

Around 10,000 people joined the March for Equality and Peace in Vilnius. The event was part of the Baltic Pride 2022 festival in the Lithuanian capital. Lithuanian public figures and politicians, including Finance Minister Auarin Armonait and Justice Minister Ewelina Dobrowolska, were in the crowd.See the Story
Lithuania · Lithuania

Lithuania to organise training for Ukrainian troops – chief of defence

Military training for Ukrainian troops will be organised in Lithuania shortly, Lithuania's Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupays has said. The US has been building up its military presence on the eastern flank since Russia invaded Ukraine. US troops serve in Lithuania on a rotational basis, but the country's politicians are seeking a permanent American presence.See the Story
Europe · Taipei

Exports to Taiwan are still small, but prospects are growing: two products were most interested

The International Food Exhibition, which lasted for several days, began in Taiwan's capital Taipei on Wednesday, with a distinctive focus on the Lithuanian pavilion. The entrepreneurs who arrived here do not hide their hopes for this market, and the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Egidijus Giedraitis acknowledges that so far Lithuanian export volumes to Taiwan are not high, but a breakthrough is expected.See the Story
Europe · Vilnius

In Vilnius, a teenager brought a gun to the gymnasium and started shooting: two 15-year-old injured

On 13 April, at 9 o'clock 22 minutes, Vilnius police received a report that a student (born in 2006) brought a potentially shot or airsoft pistol to one of the capital's schools and fired.See the Story
Ukraine · Ukraine

Simonyte warns Western politicians not to make same mistakes in ties with Russia

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte has warned Western politicians not to keep making the same mistakes in relations with Russia and not to relax the sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.See the Story
Europe · Lithuania

Palecki taken to prison

Following the Court of Appeals decision last Friday not to amend the 6-year imprisonment sentence for Algird Palecki, who was found guilty of espionage, that ruling was implemented Wednesday.See the Story

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