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  • Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by Russia

    Violations of OSCE Commitments by Russia

    Ambassador Baer (August 28): "Despite the international community’s calls for peace, Russia continues to escalate tensions with activity that is extremely dangerous and provocative. ... Russia needs to back any peaceful words with peaceful actions—something it has yet to do."

  • 25th Anniversary of The Baltic Way

    25th Anniversary of The Baltic Way

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, we congratulate the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 25th anniversary of The Baltic Way. It was a remarkable moment in history that perfectly illustrated the desire for freedom and democracy.

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  • President Obama's Travel to Estonia

    President Obama's Travel to Estonia

    August 15: President Obama will visit the Republic of Estonia in early September to further enhance the strong relations between the two countries, and to affirm America's commitment to our Baltic allies.

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  • Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine

    Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine

    Ambassador Power (August 8): A “Russian peacekeeper” in Ukraine is an oxymoron: at every step in this crisis, Russians have sabotaged peace, not built it. Peacekeepers are impartial – yet Russia fully supports Russian armed separatists in this conflict.

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  • President Obama Affirms Support for Ukraine

    President Obama Affirms Support for Ukraine

    President Obama (August 6): "Sanctions are working as intended in putting enormous pressure and strain on the Russian economy. Somewhere between $100 billion and $200 billion of capital flight has taken place."

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  • State Dept. on Murder of Lithuanian Honorary Consul in Ukraine
    State Dept. on Murder of Lithuanian Honorary Consul in Ukraine

    August 23rd: Today we were shocked to hear reports that Lithuanian Honorary Consul Mykola Zelenec was abducted and murdered by separatist groups operating in Luhansk. We extend heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. 

  • U.S. Congress Members Visit Lithuania
    U.S. Congress Members Visit Lithuania

    On August 22nd, U.S. Congressional delegeations lead by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH) visited Vilnius. During their meetings with Lithuania’s Government officials Congress members discussed the security situation in Europe and stressed the U.S. commitment to Lithuanian and Baltic security. 

  • USTRANSCOM Commander Gen. Paul J. Selva Visits Lithuania
    USTRANSCOM Commander Gen. Paul J. Selva Visits Lithuania

    On August 20th, General Paul J. Selva, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command of the Department of Defense (USTRANSCOM) met with Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite in Vilnius to discuss military cooperation between the U.S. and Lithuania as well as prospects for using Klaipėda Seaport and other infrastructure in Lithuania for the transportation of military and commercial cargoes of NATO allies. 

  • Passport and Visa Delays
    Passport and Visa Delays

    The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs has made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays. Please contact the embassy where you will apply for additional information.  

  • Statement by President Obama on Iraq
    Statement by President Obama on Iraq

    On August 7th, in a statement addressing the current crisis in Iraq, President Obama announced that he authorized two operations in the country to protect American personnel, and to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians.  Video »

  • U.S. General Officers Discuss Current Security Challenges in Vilnius
    U.S. General Officers Discuss Current Security Challenges in Vilnius

    On August 6th, newly selected U.S. general officers and flag officers, participating in the Capstone leadership course, visited Lithuania to meet with Lithuanian military officials and discuss current security challenges of the region. 

  • G7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine
    G7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine

    July 30: "Russia still has the opportunity to choose the path of de-escalation, which would lead to the removal of these sanctions. If it does not do so, however, we remain ready to further intensify the costs of its adverse actions." 

  • New Sanctions on Russian Economy
    New Sanctions on Russian Economy

    President Obama (July 29): "It’s not a new Cold War. What it is, is a very specific issue related to Russia’s unwillingness to recognize that Ukraine can chart its own path." 

  • International Religious Freedom Report
    International Religious Freedom Report

    Secretary Kerry (July 28): "The release of this report here today is a demonstration of the abiding commitment of the American people and the entire U.S. Government to the advancement of freedom of religion worldwide."  Video »

  • Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine
    Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine

    July 28th: The following images provide evidence that Russian forces have fired across the border at Ukrainian military forces, and that Russia-backed separatists have used heavy artillery, provided by Russia, in attacks on Ukrainian forces from inside Ukraine. 

  • Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles by Russia
    Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles by Russia

    Amb Baer (July 24): "Nothing we have seen suggests any reason to doubt that there is artillery fire coming from the Russian Federation’s territory into Ukraine. " 

Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

  • Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

    On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Deborah A. McCarthy as Ambassador to Lithuania.

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