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  • New US and EU Sanctions on Russia

    New US and EU Sanctions on Russia

    President Obama (September 11): "Today, we join the EU in announcing that we will intensify our coordinated sanctions on Russia in response to its illegal actions in Ukraine. We want to see a negotiated political solution that respects Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity."

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  • Statement by the President on ISIL

    Statement by the President on ISIL

    President Obama (September 11): "Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy."

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  • NATO Summit Wales 2014

    NATO Summit Wales 2014

    President Obama (September 5): "All 28 NATO Allies will now provide security assistance to Ukraine. This includes non-lethal support to the Ukrainian military as well as assistance to help modernize Ukrainian forces."

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  • Strengthening the NATO alliance

    Strengthening the NATO alliance

    President Obama (September 4): "Today NATO is as vital to our future as it has ever been in our past. We meet at a time when the world faces many dangerous and evolving challenges."

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  • NATO Leaders Pledge Support to Ukraine

    NATO Leaders Pledge Support to Ukraine

    September 4: "We, the Heads of State and Government of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, stand united in our support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders."

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  • President Obama Addresses the People of Estonia
    President Obama Addresses the People of Estonia

    President Obama (September 3): "We’ll be here for Estonia. We will be here for Latvia. We will be here for Lithuania. You lost your independence once before. With NATO, you will never lose it again."  Video »

  • President's Meeting with Leaders of Baltic States
    President's Meeting with Leaders of Baltic States

    On September 3, President Obama, Lithuanian President Grybauskaitė, and Latvian President Bērziņš participated in a joint meeting hosted by Estonian President Ilves, which underscored the close ties between the U.S. and the Baltic states.  Video »

  • Joint Press Conference by Presidents Obama and Ilves
    Joint Press Conference by Presidents Obama and Ilves

    As a part of his visit to Estonia, on September 3rd President Obama held a meeting with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves to discuss bilateral ties, strategic and regional cooperation and trans-Atlantic partnership.  Video »

  • Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
    Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

    On September 4th, during the NATO Summit in Wales, Secretary Kerry met with Ukraininan President Petro Poroshenko to discuss way forward towards resolution of the crisis in Ukraine. 

  • Secretary Kerry's Op-Ed "The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition"
    Secretary Kerry's Op-Ed "The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition"

    Secretary John Kerry (August 29): "With a united response led by the United States and the broadest possible coalition of nations, the cancer of ISIS will not be allowed to spread to other countries. ... Extremists are defeated only when responsible nations and their peoples unite to oppose them." 

  • President Obama on Situation in Ukraine
    President Obama on Situation in Ukraine

    President Obama (August 28): "Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. ... Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."  Video »

  • UN Security Council Session on Ukraine
    UN Security Council Session on Ukraine

    Ambassador Power (August 28): "This is our 24th session to try to rein in Russia’s aggressive acts in Ukraine. Every single one of those sessions has sent a straight-forward, unified message: Russia, stop this conflict. Russia is not listening."  Video »

  • Violations of OSCE 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." 

  • Satellite Imagery Exposing Russian Combat Troops Inside Ukraine
    Satellite Imagery Exposing Russian Combat Troops Inside Ukraine

    On August 28th, NATO released new satellite images that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. 

  • 25th Anniversary of The Baltic Way
    25th Anniversary of The Baltic Way

    August 23: 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. 

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

    State Department (August 23): 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. 

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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