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Europe · London

UK backs Lithuania’s plan to lift Russian blockade of Ukraine grain

50% Left coverage: 8 sources
Britain and Lithuania signed a joint declaration on Monday to boost defence and security collaboration. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, Baltic states such as Lithuania have become increasingly concerned they could be next to face Russian aggression. Britain said the declaration would build on the defence cooperation the countries share as NATO allies.See the Story
Europe · Vilnius

Estonia closes two Russian consulates, expels staff

57% Center coverage: 7 sources
Estonia will expel 14 of Russia's consular staff and close consular offices in Narva and Tartu. "There can be no talk of business as usual," officials said. Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Estonia Vladimir Lipaev was summoned to the ministry and handed a diplomatic note.See the Story
Europe · Vilnius

'Message to the world' - Lithuanians club together to buy drone for Ukraine

50% Center coverage: 8 sources
Hundreds of Lithuanians are raising money to buy an advanced military drone for Ukraine. $3.2 million have been raised in just three days out of the $5.37 million needed. The drone has proven effective in recent years against Russian forces and their allies in conflicts in Syria and Libya.See the Story
NATO · Kyiv

Stoltenberg said where the next NATO summit will be held

Due to the security situation, the Alliance decided to hold another summit next yearSee the Story
Europe · Vilnius

Lithuania rejected the EU's attempt to ease restrictions on the export of goods from the Russian Federation

Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG) has informed its customers of new sanctions set to take effect on freight to Kaliningrad. Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says 'various reactions' can be expected from Russia. Moscow has threatened to retaliate for the transit restrictions which it says violate international agreements.See the Story
Europe · Vilnius

Lithuania has no plans to relaunch Vilnius-Minsk passenger train services

Minsk wants to relaunch passenger train services to Vilnius, halted two years ago. Lithuania's state-owned railway company says it does not plan to do so either this year or next. Minsk also wants to resume passenger services with Latvia and Poland, suspended in March 2020.See the Story
Europe · Vilnius

Madrid summit is probably last chance to stop Russia – Lithuanian president

NATO's summit in Madrid is probably the last chance to reinforce the region, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. NATO's leaders are expected to give the green light for expanding allied battalions on the Alliance's eastern flank. The multinational battalions were deployed to the three Baltic countries and Poland in 2017, in response to the increased threat from Russia.See the Story
Europe · Vilnius

German cos open Lithuanian center for servicing military vehicles

Germany's Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann open Lithuania Defense Services. The center will provide logistical and maintenance services for combat vehicles. The LDS center of nearly 3,000 square meters has two 16-ton overhead cranes. The next step is cooperation between companies in Lithuanian and manufacturing country.See the Story

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