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  • 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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  • 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."

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  • 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. 

  • 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. " 

  • Update on the Situation in Ukraine
    Update on the Situation in Ukraine

    President Obama (July 21): "Over the last several days, our hearts have been absolutely broken as we’ve learned more about the extraordinary and beautiful lives that were lost -- men, women and children and infants who were killed so suddenly and so senselessly."  Video »

  • Ambassador Power on U.S. Vote for U.N. Resolution on MH17
    Ambassador Power on U.S. Vote for U.N. Resolution on MH17

    Ambassador Power (July 21): "We condemn the actions of the separatists who control the site. Indeed, almost everyone has condemned this grotesque behavior. But there is one party from which we have heard too little condemnation: and that is Russia." 

  • Russia Must Act to Reduce Tensions in Ukraine
    Russia Must Act to Reduce Tensions in Ukraine

    Secretary Kerry (July 20): "There are an enormous array of facts that point at Russia’s support for and involvement in the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17." 

  • Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17
    Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

    Secretary Kerry (July 20): "We need full access. And this is a moment of truth for Russia. ... They need to exert all of the influence that they have in order to protect the full integrity of this investigation." 

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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Crisis in Ukraine

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

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Trade and Investment Partnership

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Travels with the Secretary

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U.S.-LT Alumni Association

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