She took to Twitter to post pictures from Borodyanka, a town near Kyiv. “Today, my visit to Ukraine started in Borodyanka. No words could possibly describe what I saw and felt here,” Simonyte tweeted. The pictures show Simonyte accompanied by her Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal and Ukrainian troops looking at
The central Bank of Lithuania has proposed anti-inflationary measures aimed at helping people most affected by rising price. Such measures include a proposed further increase in non-taxable income, state compensations for those who heat their homes with gas or electricity, and potential public transport subsidies. The central bank is suggesting
European leaders have agreed to tighten the existing sanctions against Russia after war in Ukraine, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says, adding, however, that some EU member states are not yet ready to stop imports of Russian resources. “Yes, we have to admit that some countries are not yet ready to
Natural gas supplies do not constitute a weak point for Lithuania but the country’s dependence on Russian electricity is a major problem, which is why it is necessary to synchronize the country’s electricity grids with those of the West as soon as possible, Lithuania’s European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius has said.
US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley stated on Sunday that more US troops would arrive in Lithuania. According to the general, they would be taken from a US brigade of approximately 3,500 troops stationed on NATO’s eastern flank. Additional troops will be deployed as Russia
“The first column of troops and combat equipment from the US Army’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment crossed the Lithuanian border near Kalvarija at around 3 a.m.,” the Lithuanian Armed Forces said. The troops and equipment, including infantry fighting vehicles, armored SUVs and trucks, will be taking part in the Saber Strike
No cyber incidents linked to the existing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine have been recorded yet, the head of Lithuania’s national cyber security center says, adding, however, that the danger level in the country has increased. “We have not recorded any specific incidents but the alarm level has gone up. Today’s
The COVID-19 pandemic has already peaked in Lithuania, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys says. “Today, we can truly say, based on the figures, that we have already peaked,” he told reporters on Monday, citing the general COVID-19 statistics. “Despite the fact that the general hospitalization figures continue to growth or the
German companies operating in Lithuania have assured the authorities that they will not pull out from the Lithuanian market despite China’s pressure, Asta Skaisgiryte, the president’s chief foreign policy advisor, said on Thursday. The advisor said the businesses had given such assurances before Gitanas Nauseda’s visit to Germany on Thursday.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Thursday suggested raising the non-taxable personal income threshold to 510 euros, from the current 460 euros, as part of measures to help people cope with high inflation. “This is a measure aimed at people with the lowest incomes; it is a targeted and purposeful measure,”