Minister Mikser thanked the Secretary General Rasmussen for having sent clear messages about Russia’s aggression committed in Ukraine. “The changes in the security situation require the alliance to adopt resolute actions and to increase its presence on the border areas,” said...

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"The presence of NATO member forces in Lithuania may take various forms - from instructors to permanently deployed land, naval, special operation or air forces," he told AFP. NATO has already enhanced air policing over the Baltic States, deployed AWACS reconnaissance planes over Poland and Rom...

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The earliest Patriarch Kirill could visit Latvia is this fall, Rinkevics said. Last week, President Andris Berzins asked Patriarch Kirill to postpone his visit to Latvia, originally planned for May, until a later date. Berzins' spokeswoman Liga Krapane said at the time that Berzins was not...

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The issue comes amid the worst crisis between Moscow and the West since the fall of the Soviet Union, following Russia's widely condemned annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. "This trade ban has exposed the EU farming sector to significant losses," the European Commission said, ad...

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The minister also notes that writing names and surnames in non-Latin characters has not even been discussed. "This isn't Pandora's Box, it's a civilized [approach]. We are talking about Latin characters, not about Arabic, Georgian, Armenian or Cyrillic ones. No one is talking about...

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