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  • Stoltenberg dismisses Kremlin’s request for guarantees over Ukraine membership of NATO
    and would pose a threat to Ukraine s self determination and national sovereignty Each country has the right to decide what kind of security arrangements it wants to be a part of said Stoltenberg who succeeded Anders Foch Rasmussen as Nato Secretary General on Oct 1 It is violating the idea of respecting the sovereignty of Ukraine which is a fundamental Stoltenberg said Russian President Vladimir Putin s chief spokesman Dimitry Peskov first made the call for a 100 percent guarantee when speaking to the BBC on Nov 18 with Peskov also expressing that Russia was nervous about the prospect of further Nato expansion But Stoltenberg who is visiting Latvia as part of his first trip to the Baltic States as Nato secretary general batted down claims Ukraine would be joining Nato citing Ukraine s current non bloc stance and noting that Russia should respect that decision Stoltenberg continued that future decisions Ukraine decides to make about the prospect of Nato membership should be respected by Russia Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political

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  • Lithuania President calls Russia ’terrorist state’
    euros in aid to Kiev and agreeing to treating wounded Ukrainian soldiers Moscow however has denied any of its troops are actively involved inside of Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin s chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov said no Russian troops were on the ground in the Ukraine despite accusations on the contrary There s some people who used to be military who are retired Peskov told the BBC I would like to remind you numerous statements by Putin saying very officially that there s no official Russian troops located on the soil on the Ukraine Meanwhile Grybauskaite will visit Kiev Ukraine next week to meet with the Ukrainian officials Lithuania as other European countries understands that peace has to be fought for peace has to be defended and independence and sovereignty are untouchable Every nation has a right to have its own state and no one can dictate how it should live regardless of whether a country is big or small Hence we must clearly tell the current Kremlin and the current Russian leadership that such actions will never be tolerated said Grybauskaite She added My visit coincides not only with this difficult time for Ukraine but with our commitments since 2002 to hold Lithuania Ukraine Presidential Council every year or every two years This will be the format of the meeting Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world

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  • NATO chief calls on Russia to pull back troops from eastern Ukraine
    transfer of more than several hundred of piece of equipment and air defense systems Stoltenberg told Estonia s ERR news on Thursday This is undermining the Minsk accord and violating the ceasefire and we call on Russia to pull back its troops and respect the Minsk agreements The comments come amid an official visit by Stoltenberg in the Baltic states on November 20 Russian President Vladimir Putin s chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the BBC this week a build of NATO forces close to its borders made Russia nervous and it would protect its national interests if necessary However Stoltenberg has promised stronger NATO presence in the region amid the crisis in the Ukraine It comes after NATO claims it has intercepted Russian jets more than 100 times over the neutral Baltic sea These Russian flights are mostly taking place in international airspace but conducted in a way that poses a risk to civilian air traffic because they fly without flight plans and without communicating with civil air controls That s the reason why we re intercepting said Stoltenberg former Norwegian Prime Minister There s a five times as many NATO activity in the region than a year ago Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest

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    gas LNG i Read More Latvia ruling coalition agrees to form new government The three political parties that make up Latvia s ruling center right coalition ag Read More Estonia in mourning after pupil shoots and kills teacher in classroom Tributes have been paid to a school teacher shot and killed by a pupil during class ti Read More Russia ramping up provocative military actions around Baltic states says NATO Russia is stepping up its provocative military actions around the Baltic sta Read More Seven arrested in football match fixing claims in Latvia Seven people have been arrested in Latvia over alleged match fixing claims in football Read More Wake Up Europe George Soros on the Ukraine crisis and Russia European leaders are failing to show adequate financial and military support for Ukrai Read More VIDEO KGB Torture and Soviet Terror Why Latvia Worries about Today s Russia A new NATO video looks inside the KGB prison where Latvians w Read More Russia denies claims military jet violated Estonia airspace Russia has denied claims one of its jets violated Estonian airspace earlier this week Read More Previous 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those

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  • "I would share their worries’ says Putin spokesman on fears of Ukraine scenario in Latvia
    the region The fears were downplayed by Latvia s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics on Tuesday Russian warships are often seen in the Baltic Sea we have also heard about the mysterious submarine in Swedish waters Of course all of this forces us to become more cautious however I see no reason to panic or get upset NATO aerial missions and exercises guarantee us that no military provocation from Russia will follow said Rinkevics This is also an attempt to show NATO and the European Union that Russia still exists and that it should be reckoned with Rinkevics said Peskov also denied Russia s involvement in the Ukraine despite accusations from NATO and EU officials Russian troops are on Ukrainian soil There s some people who used to be military who are retired Peskov told the BBC I would like to remind you numerous statements by Putin saying very officially that there s no official Russian troops located on the soil on the Ukraine Commenting on NATO military exercises in the Baltics Peskov said it made Russia nervous and it would protect its national interests We ll continue to make it much more tense as far as our national interests are The longer our national interests are in danger the longer we ll reply his does not mean we want a cold war We want our counterparts to understand we have red lines and we can t pass red lines and we expect our partners to understand where our red lines are Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with

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  • Struggling airliner to receive €12 million cash boost
    loan from the state The application was submitted to the Ministry of Finance by the company and Estonia s Economy Ministry Public Broadcasting reports The funding boost is a third installment from a credit approved earlier The firm has received a total of 57 million euros in state funding since 2009 Meanwhile the European Commission is analyzing the legality of state aid granted to Estonian Air A negative decision would put the airline in a very difficult situation In October it emerged that Estonian Air could be sold to Infortar the largest shareholder of Tallink and the state believes that it significantly increases the likelihood of a positive decision Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region Read more Our

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  • EU reacting too slowly to Ukraine crisis, claims Lithuania FM
    been a hundred plus efforts to engage Russia to talk to be nice and relying on the other side to do the same I am not calling for an aggressive stance or sharp dialog No Let us just be consistent let us make clear our messages and implement what we decided to implement and that would be something at least for the beginning he said in an interview The comments come after the EU slammed fresh sanctions on Russian on Monday for its alleged involvemen in the Ukraine EU officials claim Russian tanks and troops are illegally fighting in the Ukraine a claim Moscow has flatly denied Linkevicius told CNN host Amanpour that his strong stance on Russia is not because he is Russo phobic On the contrary he would like to develop a strong relationship between Lithuania and its giant neighbor Who would like to have better relations than neighbors Of course we would like to have Russia as a trade partner an economic partner But we believe that these relations must be based on values and principles not just on the interests and I am sorry but interests are slowly disappearing from our vocabulary which is a big mistake the foreign minister told Amanpour Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way

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  • Russia targeting all Western democracies, says Estonia FM
    aggression is obvious but in this context it is important to understand that Russia s activities are targeted at not just Latvia and Estonia but the democratic values of the entire West said Pentus Rosimannus adding that it was important for the Baltic countries to keep a cool head The European Union on the other hand should be firm in its relations with Russia the foreign minister claimed The Estonian minister previously said that additional sanctions were necessary to make Russia change its course The comments come after the new foreign minister met with her Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics in Riga on Wednesday Russian meanwhile has denied any of its troops are inside the Ukraine Moscow has slammed NATO policy for being targeted against Russia and has sought assurances from the alliance it would not allow Ukraine to join NATO Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times

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