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  • Ivanov: Russian threat to Baltic States
    Times Ivanov said I find it funny to hear how Russia is being accused of military aggressiveness There is an expression this is nothing but raving nonsense It is a psychological disorder to claim Russia will invade the Baltic States Ivanov accused Estonia Latvia and Lithuania of overplaying the threat of Russian intervention for financial benefit This is of course being done consciously by the Baltic States themselves in order to receive money from NATO member states He also admitted NATO and Russian defence budgets are incomparable We are talking about an elephant and a pug a behemoth and a house cat continued Ivanov That is the comparability of our military budgets We have very different military assets but the most important question is why would we do this Do you seriously think that we want to unleash war with NATO Are we suicidal On June 16 European Union leaders decided to extend their imposed economic sanctions on Russia until June 2016 In June 2015 the sanctions were imposed due to Moscow s annexation of Crimea and its actions in Ukraine Comments Related Articles Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Rogatchi s Jewish Melody exhibition opens in Tallinn 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

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  • Rogatchi’s Jewish Melody exhibition opens in Tallinn
    the event Jewish Melody the exhibition of the original art series by Michael Rogatchi will be opened at the Tallinn Synagogue The exhibition will be on display until September 10th 2014 The original art series Jewish Melody consist of 15 works in a mixed technique on Italian hand made cotton The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Ivanov Russian threat to 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 continues

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  • Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference
    2016 At the London international meeting on assistance to Syria Lithuania is represented by the minister of foreign affairs the President s Office told BNS Lithuania The conference which focuses on support to Syria and the region will bring together officials of more than 70 states the United Nations UN and the European Union EU Other international organisations and the non governmental sector will also join to discuss joint actions of the international community to solve the humanitarian crisis caused by the Syrian conflict Since 2011 the armed conflict in Syria has claimed more than 260 000 lives leaving 13 5 million persons in need of humanitarian assistance About 6 5 million people have been displaced in Syria in addition to 4 6 million living in neighbouring countries Comments Related Articles Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Lithuania begins court proceedings into January 1991 coup 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 continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with

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  • Ukrainian NSDC Secretary: Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU
    same time despite the Minsk agreements Russian aggression doesn t stop he continued The occupation of the Crimea and part of Donbass is ongoing and the shelling of our territory is carried out daily Turchynov stressed that the Kremlin is waging hybrid warfare on both Ukraine and the EU The Russian bombing in Syria and destruction of civilian infrastructure have led to the increase of migration waves to the West As a result more weapons and terrorists get to the EU and socio economic destabilisation is taking place The NSDC Secretary thanked the heads of parliaments from the Nordic and Baltic states for their support of Ukraine which we feel constantly According to him the West s sanctions on Russia should not be a temporary campaign and they should be considered for at least the medium term until the complete territorial integrity of Ukraine is re instated We support the sovereignty and indivisibility of the territory of Ukraine said Lithuanian parliamentary speaker Loreta Grauziniene We are ready to second it in implementing reforms and help it advance towards being part of Europe The parliamentary speakers of the Nordic countries and Baltic states are visiting Ukraine between February 1 2 Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Lithuania begins court proceedings into January 1991 coup 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

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  • Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal
    minister so that he can sign it She added her resignation letter would be written on February 1 2016 Earlier on January 29 President Grybauskaite said Salaseviciute should step down I would think the minister should resign under the current circumstances the president told journalists on Friday She added that the situation surrounding Salaseviciute is very bad Prime Minister Butkevicius told BNS on January 29 that the health minister would have stepped down without party involvement Of course it would better if she realised that she acted wrong and would write a resignation letter said Butkevicius But if she does not write aresignation letter the party will make a necessary decision demanding that she quit Earlier on Friday the Prosecutor General s Office said the health minister had been interviewed as a witness in a pre trial investigation on possible corruption at a Siauliai hospital In an interview to the Ziniu Radijas news radio on Thursday Salaseviciute admitted having paid a bribe to a doctor a few years ago To tell you the truth I handed a doctor an envelope with cash five or six years ago as one of my closer relatives categorically refused to undergo surgery until the doctor was paid in advance my efforts to persuade him were vain she explained Salaseviciute had been head of the Health Ministry since July 17 2014 Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuania begins court proceedings into January 1991 coup 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

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  • Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea
    their country of origin The news was confirmed to Latvian national television by Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis on February 8 2016 He said there were a number of reasons why the child had been left in Eriterea He added the family had made the decision when embarking on the trip to Europe In any case they have the right to family reunion explained Kozlovskis If they get refugee status the child would be able to come to Latvia immediately If they are given the alternative status the procedure will take a longer time The first six persons arrived in Latvia from Greece on February 5 2016 The first arrivals are two families one from Eritrea and one from Syria Both families have one child of pre school age each Comments Related Articles Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Lithuania begins court proceedings into January 1991 coup 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 Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference 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

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  • Report: NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states
    forces would be able to arrive in Tallinn or Riga within 36 to 60 hours U S and Baltic troops plus American airpower would be unable to halt the advance of mechanised Russian units They would also suffer heavy casualties The study argues that NATO has been caught unaware by an increasingly resurgent Russia Following the Kremlin s annexation of Crimea in 2014 Russia has begun to boost its defence spending It also aids pro Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine The report continued that in the event of a potential Russian invasion of the Baltic states the U S and allies lack sufficient troops tanks and armoured vehicles to halt a Russian advance Such a rapid defeat would leave NATO with a limited number of options all bad Should a U S and NATO counter attack take place it could trigger a dramatic escalation by Russia as Moscow would possibly see the allied action as a direct strategic threat to its territories A second option would be to revert to Cold War tactics and threaten massive retaliation which include the use of nuclear weapons A third option would be to concede at least a temporary defeat rendering NATO useless and embark on a new Cold War with Moscow However the report also illustrated there are preemptive steps the U S and its European allies could take to avoid a catastrophic defeat and shore up NATO s eastern defences while making clear to Moscow that there would no easy victory Comments Related Articles Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Lithuania begins court proceedings into January 1991 coup Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe

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  • Lithuania's foreign minister: dialogue with Russian society key
    Affairs Carl Bildt for his efforts to promote Nordic Baltic cooperation The Vilnius Forum of Intellectuals also started on the same day The President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite received the participants of the Snow Meeting and the Vilnius Intellectuals Forum on 15 January The event brought together more than 60 famous foreign and Lithuanian politicians officials and experts At the opening of the forum Lithuania s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius stressed the importance of dialogue with Russian society the MFA reported Russian aggression against Ukraine has fundamentally changed the European security situation This raises concerns especially for its neighbours who wish to see a democratic peaceful and prosperous Russia European values and an opportunity to live in a democratic society are beyond any doubt also very important for the people of Russia Therefore dialogue with Russian society is especially important and should be developed said the minister during the opening of the Vilnius Intellectuals Forum Almost 70 participants attended the forum including Mikhail Kasyanov the former Russian prime minister Russian academics and researchers such as Lilia Shevtsova Andrey Piontkovski Andrey Ilarionov and Andrei Zubov as well as journalists and public figures The participants of the event observed a minute of silence to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks in France and Ukraine Comments Related Articles Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Ukraine game developer to open office in Lithuania creates jobs Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles 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 Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Subscribe A

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