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Vladimir Putin plans to step down next year amid health concerns, report claims...
Vladimir Putin is planning to step down next year as speculation swirls in Russia that the longtime president may have Parkinson's disease, a report said Thursday. Moscow political scientist Valery Solovei told The Sun that the Russian strongman's
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-11-06 03:56 UTC
Lithuanians fear COVID-19 more than Russia...
Generally speaking, the Lithuanians don’t take much interest in defence matters. We know we’ve got armed forces, but what they’re doing generally passes average civilians by. We usually pay attention to defence matters only in case of real war or when defence demands more money then we could
By adomas on 2020-11-04 06:21 UTC
US and China continue to fight for Ukrainian defense plant...
Today I would like to touch upon the problems of one of the largest enterprises of the defense industry - the Motor Sich company.
After 2014, Ukraine stopped all forms of military-technical cooperation with Russia. The company stopped deliveries to Russia of aircraft and gas turbine engines for
By Timoschuk on 2020-09-11 08:36 UTC
Baltic States at the epicenter of military exercises...
The Baltic States have become the scene of NATO military actions especially aimed at provoking Russia and Belarus.
At the end of September, this year’s largest military exercise “Sword 2020” will take place in Latvia.
It is known that Aleksandr Lukashenko accused the U.S.-led West of attempting to
By TheBalticWord on 2020-09-09 12:37 UTC, Edited: 2020-09-09 12:43 UTC
"Get out of here!" - this is how the Ukrainians met the pilgrims from Israel...
On September 19, the Israelites will have a big religious holiday of the Jews - the new year according to the Jewish calendar. Every year on this holiday tens of thousands of Israeli pilgrims arrive in the small Ukrainian town of Uman, Cherkasy region.
This year it can become the reason for the
By Timoschuk on 2020-09-07 12:47 UTC
EC: Lithuania made slow progress on implementing social and economic reforms...
According to Country Report Lithuania 2020, written by the European Commission, Lithuania is one of the countries which benefits most from EU support.
By adomas on 2020-09-07 07:41 UTC
Lithuania blocks the development of its own economy...
Admittedly, a lot of good happened over the last years in Lithuania, but unfortunately we have also see political leadership that is not interested in developing their own country.
By TheBalticWord on 2020-09-03 09:39 UTC
Lithuania continues to strengthen its military amid Belarus concern | The Baltic Word...
Lithuania continues to buy American military equipment despite assurances that Belarus has no cause for Lithuanian military buildup concern.
By adomas on 2020-09-03 09:33 UTC
Aged men to serve in Latvia...
Difficult political situation in Europe and unrest in neighbouring Belarus forced Latvian authorities to make strange decisions.
By viktorsdomburs on 2020-08-31 12:13 UTC
Political unrest as a a push to militarization of Europe...
Everybody knows that militarization is not only a political process, but also a financial one. Militarization, is the process by which a society organizes itself for military conflict and violence.
By viktorsdomburs on 2020-08-27 13:04 UTC
Lithuania's open economy suffers...
COVID-19 continues to test economy of the Baltic States. According to Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius apoka, it is too soon to tell whether the second half of the year would be hopeful.
By adomas on 2020-08-25 08:19 UTC
Belarus protest' supporters in Lithuania are in danger | The Baltic Word...
To show solidarity with protests in Belarus is actually a good idea. But unfortunately such a large-scale action can significantly complicate the epidemiological situation in Lithuania.
By TheBalticWord on 2020-08-24 10:09 UTC
Lithuanians are afraid to serve in the army...
In 2015 the Lithuanian army reintroduced compulsory military service due to the potential threat caused by the Russia.

Young Lithuanians try to avoid the service. Some of them even are not afraid of penalties and imprisonment.

It is well known that Lithuanian authorities intend to increase the number
By TheBalticWord on 2020-08-21 09:42 UTC
Unstable Belarus could divide European Union...
The members of the European Council held a video conference on 19 August. They discussed the situation which unfolded in the aftermath of the presidential elections in Belarus on 9 August.
By viktorsdomburs on 2020-08-20 12:19 UTC
Poland uses chance to merge Lithuania...
Poland has entered a new era of political dawn. It has been progressively defending its interests in the international arena. Its voice has become louder and more significant. Poland has also received the most desired support among the European countries - the support from the U.S.
By adomas on 2020-08-19 11:15 UTC
Lithuania pushes Belarus into the hands of Moscow...
The Lithuanian authorities daily makes official statements on the Belarusian issue, acting as a mediator in stabilizing the tense situation in Belarus.
Taking advantage of a failed attempt to block the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Ostrovets, Lithuania is initiating the
By antanaskubulis on 2020-08-15 07:53 UTC
Lithuania pushes Belarus into the hands of Moscow...
Opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who is now in Lithuania, is undergoing a two-week self-isolation, during which she will decide on her future activities. This was stated by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
The Lithuanian authorities daily makes official
By antanaskubulis on 2020-08-15 07:47 UTC
Washington continues to take care of the Baltic States...
The United States will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Wednesday.

“A battalion is coming from Poland in mid-September for two weeks of training in Pabradė. After a break of several weeks or a
By LukasRamonas88 on 2020-07-31 09:32 UTC
The Baltic States and sold freedom...

Military personnel from Latvia and Lithuania are participating in joint exercise with the U.S. Northern Strike2020. Northern Strike 20 is held July 19-31 at Michigan’s National All-Domain Warfighting Center, encompassing Camp Grayling Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training
By LukasRamonas88 on 2020-07-29 08:47 UTC
Riga blames Moscow for destroying Latvian transit...

The Latvian Ministry of Transport has published transit industry statistics this week. These figures show the total collapse of the transit sector of the economy.

It is surprising, but officials have not admitted that the main reason for the decadence of Latvian ports and railways is Riga’s
By LukasRamonas88 on 2020-07-27 11:44 UTC

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