On 15 July 2017, we mark the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt in Turkey that left a few hundreds dead and 2,000 injured. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania reiterates its solidarity with Turkey and its people, who gathered to defend their democratically elected government. Just as on the night a year ago, Lithuania expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims and condemns the attempt upon democracy in Turkey that shocked the country and the whole international community.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania expresses its sympathy and condolences to the victims of the forest fires in Portugal and to the families of those who have died during this tragic event.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania voices its concerns over the mass arrests of peaceful protesters in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and many other cities of the Russian Federation. Hundreds were arrested, including the opposition leader, protest organizer and founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin, and others.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius sent a letter to the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson extending his condolences over a deadly terror attack in London, the capital city of the country, on the evening of June 3rd. Terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market has claimed the life of seven innocent people and injured around fifty.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius sent a condolence letter the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, expressing his condolences over a terror attack on 23 May. Many innocent people were killed and were injured in the explosion in Manchester.
In response to reports about the so-called Presidential elections and referendum on changing the name of Georgia’s Tskhinvali region of 9 April, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announces that it does not recognize the framework in which the so-called elections and the referendum took place or their results. Moreover, Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry condemns the continued steps towards the annexation of this Georgian region.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns the brutal attacks on the Coptic Christian community in Alexandria and Tanta that have targeted the lives of innocent people and injured dozens.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius extended his condolences to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström over the terrorist attack in the Swedish capital Stockholm on 7 April. The Stockholm attack killed some innocent people and wounded many more.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns today’s attack on the Saint Petersburg subway network. At least 10 people were killed in the explosion and another 50 people were injured. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and the loved ones of the victims, and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania expresses its sincere condolences to the people of Colombia and to all the families of the victims.
It is with deep concern that we are following the developments in Minsk today. The actions by the Belarus authorities against its people, who wanted to commemorate the Freedom Day, are a grave violation of the freedom of assembly. We condemn the unprovoked and disproportionate violence against the Belarus citizens, defenders of human rights, and media representatives. We call for immediate release of all those who have been detained. Stability in the country as well as the future of its relations with the European Union will depend on the actions to be taken by the Belarus authorities.
Lithuania strongly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. In support of Ukraine, we will consistently maintain the non-recognition policy of the illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea that began three years ago. We will aim to maintain the EU and international sanctions against the Russian Federation in response to the illegal annexation of the peninsula until Russia withdraws from the illegally occupied territory of Ukraine.
Mr Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, on 20 December 2016, signed a book of condolences opened at the Embassy of the Russian Federation for the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Mr Andrei Karlov who died tragically in Ankara.
Linas Linkevičius, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, has expressed condolences on the tragic attack where 12 people were killed and over 50 were injured when a truck drove into a crowd of people at the Christmas Market in Berlin.
Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns another terrorist attack in Turkey committed on 17 December this time in Kayseri, near Erciyes University and a military town.