“Seni krienai” (Old horseradishes) from Texas bagged the trophy at The 11th Lithuanian Embassy Basketball Tournament, Saturday, June 7th, after clinching a 66-65 victory against last year’s winner “Gelezinis Vilkas” (Iron Wolf) from New York.
Robert Gates, the former Secretary of Defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and newly elected President of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), congratulated Lithuanian scouts on 65th anniversary of scouting for Lithuanian immigrant on four continents.
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 violence immediately and resume the negotiations on forming a new government and implementing a constitutional reform together with the opposition leaders,” the Lithuanian Foreign Minister told hundreds of members of the United States Congress, high-ranking administration officials, diplomats and other honourable guests.
These days the future of Ukraine is decided in the streets of Kyiv. We call for Ukraine’s government to halt violence immediately and resume the negotiations.
The event, orginized by the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington, D.C., was held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and was attended by many honourable guests, including the U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the Lithuanian Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas.