RSS Baltic states call on the EU to take firm measures if Russia does not release Navalny
Multilateral Relations »The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Urmas Reinsalu, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and Gabrielius Landsbergis sent a letter to the High Representative Josep Borrell, calling on the EU to step up its efforts to pressure Russia to release Alexei Navalny.
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry calls for the immediate release of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained in Moscow today
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On 17 January, the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after flying to his home country from Germany.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis announced the winner of Global Lithuanian Awards 2020 for lifetime achievements
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On 14 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis announced the laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2020 for lifetime achievements.
Lithuania asks for allied solidarity regarding Russia’s actions against Lithuanian justice officials in January 13 case
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On 13 January, at the North Atlantic Council meeting, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to NATO Ambassador Deividas Matulionis raised an issue of Russia’s actions against Lithuanian justice officials in January 13 case and asked for Allied solidarity.
Ambassador Audra Plepytė elected as the President of the UNICEF Executive Board Bureau
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On 12 January, the Ambassador Audra Plepytė, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, was elected as the President of the Bureau of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to call on the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language to change the official Lithuanian name of Belarus
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On 12 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis received a letter from Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who requested replacing the official Lithuanian name 'Baltarusija' with a form that would be more similar to the one used in the Belarusian language.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis and his Canadian counterpart discussed bilateral cooperation and international agenda items
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On 11 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis had a telephone conversation with his Canadian counterpart François-Philippe Champagne. The Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral cooperation, regional security issues, the situation in Belarus, and possibilities of support for democratic initiatives.
RSS Lithuanian Righteous honored in Los Angeles
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In commemoration of the Year of the Vilna Gaon and of the History of the Jews of Lithuania, Lithuanians who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust were honored in the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States.
Lithuania‘s Permanent Representative asks UN Special Rapporteur to react to Russia's illegal actions against Lithuanian judges in January 13 case
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On 21 December, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas sent a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego García-Sayán regarding Russia's actions against Lithuanian justice officials in January 13 case and asked him to react in accordance with his mandate.
In Geneva, Lithuania makes a statement on the human rights situation in Ukraine
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On 18 December, Lithuania took the floor in the Interactive Dialogue with the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris on the human rights situation in Ukraine.
Lithuania allocates funds in support of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
Multilateral Relations »The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated three thousand euros to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in support of the activities of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
OSCE PC Statement on the Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation – Two Years after the Publication of the Moscow Mechanism Report
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December 17, 2020
I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Moscow Mechanism invoking participating States: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
The 4th Jurgis Baltrušaitis Jr. Architecture Award has been presented in Armenia
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On 16 December, the 4th Jurgis Baltrušaitis Jr. Award has been presented at the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. Anna Karamyan, a master degree student in architecture, has received the award for her work on the preservation and renovation of the monastery of the Mekhitarists in San Lazzaro degli Armeni island in Venice.
Ambassador Inga Stanytė-Toločkienė met with Armenia's Minister of Environment
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On December 14, Lithuanian Ambassador Inga Stanytė-Toločkienė met with Mr. Romanos Petrosyan, the new Minister of Environment of Armenia. The ongoing and planned bilateral projects in the sector of environment were discussed during the meeting. The Ambassador paid a great attention to the potential of cooperation in waste management, in particular to the possibility of transferring to Armenia the experience of Lithuanian deposit system.
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Lithuania allocated humanitarian aid to Ukraine
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 100,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The funds will be transferred to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Regarding a complex cyber-information attack
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania informs that it has not issued a press release of 9 December about the allegedly detained Polish diplomat at the Lithuanian-Polish border. According to the fake press release, the diplomat who serves at the Polish Embassy in Lithuania was carrying drugs, cash and weapons, and Lithuania's Foreign Ministry has supposedly handed a note of protest to the Polish Embassy in Lithuania over this issue.