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Politics and Current Affairs

Monday, 10 March 2014 02:03

CNN: The Baltics and Russia's next move

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Three ambassadors of the Baltic states to the U.S. joined March 9 CNN anchor Candy Crowley on STATE OF THE UNION to discuss their concerns when it comes to Russia and Ukraine.
Lithuanian ambassador to the U.S. Žygimantas Pavilionis spoke with NPR's All Things Considered guest host Melissa Block on March 5th about how Baltic states are growing increasingly nervous as they watch Russia's aggressive actions in nearby Ukraine. Pavilionis reflected on the implications of recent events to the whole international system, noting that the international community must stop Russian aggression.
Hundreds hit streets of the United States over the last couple of days to protest Russia’s aggression against Ukraine demanding Russia to end a military intervention in the Crimea region and to respect international laws.
Saturday, 01 March 2014 16:13

React NOW to stop Russian invasion of Ukraine

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The Russian parliament approved Saturday president Putin’s request to use a military force to "defend" Russia’s interests in Crimea, Ukraine. Remember what happened to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia in 1940?  Now exactly the same is happening with Ukraine. Who told that history can't repeat itself? Same Russian scenario is not changing for decades. And why should they change or adapt it if it works just fine? No reaction from the West every time, except expressing the "deep concerns". Don't be indifferent this time. Please, react. It is time to stop the Kremlin hegemony.
Dear Lithuanian citizens, no matter where in the world you are, LTUworld.com invites you to be proactive in deciding upon the future of Lithuania and making a right choice who is going to be the President of the Republic of Lithuania for the next five years. Don’t leave this choice to your neighbor, your coworker, or people you don’t even know. This has to be your choice.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius conferred the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star, the award of honour of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to President of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Carl Gershman, in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 18, 2014, for his efforts in promoting freedom around the world.
Over 400 participants began the celebration of the Day of the Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania on 18 February with a minute of silence to honour the Ukrainians who were killed in Kyiv on the eve of this event. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who attended the event in Washington, D.C, stressed that the vast majority of Lithuanians are deeply concerned about the future of Ukraine, the Lithuanian foreign ministry said in a press release. “These days the future of Ukraine is decided in the streets of Kyiv. We call for Ukraine’s government to halt…
The standoff between Ukrainians who want more democracy and closer ties with the European Union  and the current government that is aligned with Russia erupted Feb 19 in an explosion of violence that left at least 25 dead and hundreds of people injured. The deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital have drawn sharp reactions from the Lithuanian leaders. The Lithuanian Government has also declares Wednesday a day of national mourning. Lithuanian Foreign Minister canceled his visit to the U.S. and flew back to Europe to attend on Feb 20 to attend extraordinary meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine.…
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