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Prime Minister Butkevičius: Lithuania's support to Ukraine can only grow

2014-09-02 / 11:05 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Lithuania's support to Ukraine can only increase, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Tuesday.

Lithuania's prime minister assures LNG terminal will be completed on schedule

2014-09-02 / 11:02 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Lithuania's new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Klaipėda will be completed on schedule in November, when a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) built for the facility is to come to the port, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Tuesday.

Lithuanian president expresses support to Ukraine

2014-09-01 / 15:04 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has expressed support to Ukraine 's actions to defend the country against a direct military invasion, adding that the country can count on Lithuania's assistance within the European Union and NATO .

Ukraine's ambassador to Vilnius: EU should be on active side of "gas war", not its victim

2014-09-01 / 14:59 - Sigitas Kazlauskas| ELTA | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Ukraine will never accept the loss of Crimea . Valery Zhovtenko , Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Lithuania, said in the exclusive interview to ELTA news agency that only negotiation measures would be used to solve the issue of Crimea. In case it fails, the issue should be taken to international court, whereas...

Lithuania's UN representative: Russia won't stop unless there's a tough response

2014-08-29 / 10:21 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

If the international community fails to make a strong response to Russia 's military invasion of Ukraine , Moscow may take another step, Lithuania's representative at the United Nations Security Council Raimonda Murmokaitė said on Thursday.

Russia’s Aggression Enters a New Phase

2014-08-29 / 10:14 - Algirdas Acus | LRT

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius promised that Lithuania in EU Foreign Ministers Meeting will push for more targeted sanctions for Russia and will call to start arms embargo. EU countries' trade with the aggressor, Linkevicius called 'illogical'.

Lithuania to increase defence budget by EUR 116 million

2014-08-28 / 12:59 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Lithuania's defence budget is set to grow by around 400 million litas (EUR 116 million) next year, the country's Minister of National Defense Juozas Olekas says.

Valdas Adamkus: The only person I had no luck with was Vladimir Putin

2014-08-28 / 11:33 - DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus expresses his disappointment about the estranged relationship with Poland , and the demands of the Polish minority . He also shares insights and memories about his own personal relations with state leaders he worked with during his presidency, while appreciating a bold yet risky stance of...

Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania party quits ruling coalition

2014-08-27 / 11:36 - ELTA | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

After the meeting of the Coalition political council, the leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (LLRA) Valdemar Tomaševski announced that the party is withdrawing from the government. Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said that three parties remain in the Coalition, whereas, based on quotas, the energy ministers...

Former energy vice-minister: Deal with Statoil gives Lithuania a trump card in negotiations with Russia

2014-08-27 / 11:32 - LRT | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Last week, Lithuania signed a historic contract of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply with the Norwegian company Statoil . Even if the price of gas set by Statoil will be somewhat higher than the one Lithuania pays now, it is important that, for the first time in history, the country has an alternative to Russian gas , says Romas...
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