China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for Taiwan visit

China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for Taiwan visit

The Lithuanian state emblem is seen at its embassy in Beijing, China December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne Vaiciukeviciute for visiting Taiwan, the … Read more

Latvia, Estonia withdraw from China cooperation group

Latvia, Estonia withdraw from China cooperation group

The Chinese national flag is seen in Beijing, China April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Latvia and Estonia withdrew from a cooperation group between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries on Thursday, following in the footsteps of … Read more

Lithuania widens curbs on Kaliningrad trade despite Russian warning

Lithuania widens curbs on Kaliningrad trade despite Russian warning

Direction signs are seen in the border railway station in Kybartai, Lithuania June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, July 11 (Reuters) – Lithuania on Monday expanded restrictions on trade through its territory to Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, as phase-ins on earlier-announced European Union sanctions … Read more

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in ‘historic moment’

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in ‘historic moment’

EU leaders launch Ukraine’s membership process Zelenskiy urges West to speed up heavy weapons deliveries Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine became a candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, a bold geopolitical step triggered by Russia’s invasion that Kyiv and Brussels hailed as an “historic … Read more

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches ‘fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches ‘fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

Zelenskiy urges West to deliver heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine membership process Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery attacks were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies to accelerate the shipment of heavy … Read more

Drone attack may have caused Russia refinery fire near Ukraine -governor

Drone attack may have caused Russia refinery fire near Ukraine -governor

Fire broke out on Wednesday morning Blaze has been put out Russia investigating attacks on its oil installations This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 22 (Reuters) – The Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia’s Rostov region, bordering Ukraine, suspended operations on Wednesday after … Read more

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

Luhansk region the toughest place, says Ukraine president Russia has artillery edge as Ukraine pleads for heavy weapons Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded Soviet Union June 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces were entrenched in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds on Wednesday, a day of commemoration in both countries to mark the … Read more

Lithuanians near Kaliningrad put faith in NATO after Russia’s threats

Lithuanians near Kaliningrad put faith in NATO after Russia’s threats

Direction signs are seen in the border railway station in Kybartai, Lithuania June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYBARTAI, Lithuania, June 21 (Reuters) – Russia’s threat to punish Lithuania over blocked rail shipments to Moscow’s enclave of Kaliningrad jangled nerves on Tuesday for residents living just across … Read more

‘Message to the world’ – Lithuanians club together to buy drone for Ukraine

‘Message to the world’ – Lithuanians club together to buy drone for Ukraine

VILNIUS, May 28 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Lithuanians are clubbing together to buy an advanced military drone for Ukraine in its war against Russia, in a show of solidarity with a fellow country formerly under Moscow’s rule. Some 4.4 million euros ($4.1 million) have been raised in just three days – out of the 5 … Read more

Russian diplomats spurned in Europe’s capitals

Russian diplomats spurned in Europe’s capitals

WARSAW/VILNIUS, May 11 (Reuters) – Russian diplomat Sergiy Andreev was feeling unwelcome on the streets of Warsaw even before protesters doused him with red liquid thrown in his face at short range this week. Soon after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Andreev, who is Moscow’s ambassador in Poland, found the embassy bank accounts … Read more