Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė believes that discussions are needed before deciding whether identical sanctions should apply on Belarusian and Russian citizens. According to her, potential political and economic ramifications should be considered.
Is there opposition in Russia? Do Russian people support the war? Are liberal ideas popular only in Moscow and a few other large cities: myth or reality? Why did Putin’s regime decide to kill Nemtsov and imprison Navalny? You will hear answers to these and many other questions in Delfi’s interview w...
Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is critical of the idea of Poland and the Baltic States of possible closure of borders with Belarus. She says open borders are vital in order for Belarusians to flee from the Alexander Lukashenko regime.
The Migration Department recently refused to grant political asylum to Belarusian activist Olga Karach, head of the international centre for civil initiatives Our House (Nash Dom) Belarus & Lithuania, after the State Security Department (VSD) concluded that she poses a threat to Lithuania’s national...
The presence of several thousand Wagner private military company’s mercenaries in Belarus intimidates neighbouring countries, which consider stricter policies for incoming Belarusian citizens, says Speaker of the Seimas Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen says. Yet she stresses that Lithuania must continue su...
On Wednesday evening, the third anniversary of rigged Belarusian presidential elections and subsequent protests was marked in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius. Activists took part in a march against war, military aggression and repressions in Russia and Belarus.
Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis calls on his counterparts at the European Union’s (EU) Foreign Affairs Council to consider the Belarus sanctions package separately from the exception for Belarusian potash, which has prevented the EU from approving the Belarus targeted sanctions for half a ye...
The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian presidents have condemned the forced landing of a Ryanair passenger plane in Minsk on Sunday.
The recent forced landing of a plane, en route from Athens to Vilnius, in Minsk is an impertinent attack that posed threat to people's lives and violated the norms of international law, Lithuania's State Security Department says.
The coronavirus pandemic and the Seimas election have been named the key 2020 events in Lithuania, according to Lithuanian journalists surveyed by BNS.
The Lithuanian parliament voted on Thursday to award the annual Freedom Prize to Belarus' democratic opposition.
The Lithuanian parliament could declare a state of emergency if people failed to follow the lockdown restrictions imposed by the government to get the spread of COVID-19 under control, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said.
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has called on the Lithuanian government to consider sanctions against Belaruskali if the Belarusian state-owned fertilizer producer continues to persecute its employees for protesting against Alexander Lukashenko's regime.
Lithuania's Prosecutor General Evaldas Pasilis has launched a pre-trial investigation into crimes against humanity under a complaint by Belarusian citizen Maxim Khoroshin, the Prosecutor General's Office said on Wednesday.
A victim of the Belarusian regime's force structures has asked Lithuanian prosecutors to launch a pre-trial investigation into torture and recognize it as a crime against humanity.
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has raised the issue of relocating the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, scheduled to be co-hosted by Minsk, to step up pressure on Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, her spokeswoman confirmed to BNS on Saturday.
Lithuania's Police Department has on Tuesday denied reports that Lithuania's police might have handed over 15 surveillance drones to the Belarusian State Committee for Forensic Science on 16 September, with the law enforcement agency saying it did not contribute to the European Commission project in...
A visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Lithuania helped improve mutual understanding, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said.
French President Emmanuel Macron believes that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) could undertake a mediation mission in Belarus in coming weeks.
French President Emmanuel Macron promised help in the pursuit of negotiations over the resolution of the political crisis in Belarus and the release of political prisoners during his meeting with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Vilnius on Tuesday.