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U.S. clears Baltic states to send U.S.-made weapons to Ukraine

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has cleared Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to send U.S.-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine, three sources familiar with the…

Lithuania will not extend state of emergency at Belarus border

VILNIUS (Reuters) - The Lithuanian government on Wednesday decided against extending a state of emergency along the country's border with Belarus and at camps hosting migrants who had arrived from…

Lithuania moves towards terminating Belarus potash transportation agreement

VILNIUS (Reuters) - A Lithuanian government commission said on Tuesday an agreement signed by the state-run railway in 2018 to transport potash from sanctions-hit Belarus goes against national security interests,…

U.S. approves sale of Javelin missiles to Lithuania as Russia tensions build

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to the government of Lithuania in a deal valued at up…

Russia sends strategic bombers to help patrol Belarus borders

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has sent long-range strategic Tu-22M3 bombers to join patrols of air space along the western borders of ally Belarus, the Belarusian defence ministry said on Saturday.…

Taiwan will support Lithuania in face of intimidation from China, envoy says

By Michael Martina and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Taiwan will deepen economic ties with Lithuania in a "cycle of goodwill" as it faces pressure from Beijing, Taiwan's de facto…

UK criticises “unacceptable pressure” by China against Lithuanian diplomats

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister criticised what she called the "unacceptable pressure" by China after Lithuania's diplomatic delegation left the country on Wednesday in a hastily arranged exit. Beijing,…

Lithuania extends state of emergency at Belarus border

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday extended a state of emergency at the country's border with Belarus and at camps hosting migrants who arrived from there until Jan. 15.…

Lithuania says Belarus will keep testing West, urges NATO rethink

By Andrius Sytas VILNIUS (Reuters) -Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Sunday that the NATO military alliance needed to adjust its stance towards Belarus, whose military, he said, was becoming…

‘Go through. Go,’ Lukashenko tells migrants at Polish border

By Kacper Pempel and Maria Kiselyova BRUZGI, Belarus/MOSCOW (Reuters) -Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko told migrants stranded at the border with Poland on Friday that his country would help them to…

Chinese embassy in Lithuania suspends consular services amid Taiwan row

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's embassy in Lithuania has temporarily suspended consular services until further notice for "technical reasons", said a statement on the mission's website on Thursday that was taken…

NATO offers further help to allies in Belarus migrant crisis – Stoltenberg

BERLIN (Reuters) - NATO is ready to further support allies affected by the Belarus migrant crisis, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, calling the situation on the border with Poland,…