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  • President Obama Gives an 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."

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Amb Power on U.S. Vote for U.N. Resolution on Downed Airliner

    Amb 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

  • New Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia

    New Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia

    President Obama (July 16): "Given its continued provocations in Ukraine, today I have approved a new set of sanctions on some of Russia’s largest companies and financial institutions."

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Embassy News

  • Passport and Visa Delays
    Passport and Visa Delays

    The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. 

  • Statement by President Obama on Ukraine
    Statement by President Obama on Ukraine

    July 18: "Yesterday, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam and was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border. Nearly 300 innocent lives were taken -- men, women, children, infants -- who had nothing to do with the crisis in Ukraine. Their deaths are an outrage of unspeakable proportions." 

  • Fact Sheet on Situation in Ukraine
    Fact Sheet on Situation in Ukraine

    July 14: The United States’ goal throughout the crisis in Ukraine has been to support a democratic Ukraine that is stable, unified, secure both politically and economically, and able to determine its own future.  

  • Cadets Visit Camp “Draugai”
    Cadets Visit Camp “Draugai”

    On July 5th, a group of CULP cadets spent a day at children’s camp “Draugai” near Plunge. During their time at the camp, the cadets interacted Lithuanian kids, met camp counselors from all over the world, directed recreational activities, and assisted with the setup of a campsite. 

  • Independence Day Celebration
    Independence Day Celebration

    On June 26th, Ambassador McCarthy gathered a large group of diplomats, government officials, businessmen, culture and media representatives to celebrate 238th anniversary of the U.S. Independence Day.   Photo Gallery »

  • American Autumn Projects Competition
    American Autumn Projects Competition

    The Embassy is pleased to announce a small grants competition for cultural and educational projects to be included in the American Autumn 2014. The American Autumn showcases the diversity of American music, dance, sports, film, art, and literature, thus, proposed projects should be based on American cultural phenomena, works of American artists, or ideas of American thinkers. 

  • Trafficking in Persons Report
    Trafficking in Persons Report

    On June 20th, Secretary Kerry introduced 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report which sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem. The human trafficking phenomenon affects virtually every country, including the United States and Lithuania. 

  • Conference on Combating Human Trafficking in Seimas
    Conference on Combating Human Trafficking in Seimas

    On June 19-20th, conference titled “Deconstructing the Demand for Sexual Services: Prevention of Exploitation through Prostitution and Sex Trafficking” was held in Seimas. Political Officer Vanna Chan was part of the second day panel where she presented the different efforts the U.S. is taking to combat trafficking in persons.  

  • U.S. And European Economic Partnership
    U.S. And European Economic Partnership

    On June 19th, Ambassador McCarthy participated it a conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industries, where she spoke about the U.S. and European economic partnership in light of global economic trends. 

  • FBI Representative Shares Experience in Vilnius
    FBI Representative Shares Experience in Vilnius

    On June 17th, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent William Klarer discussed the threat of economic espionage with about 50 members of the Lithuanian American Chamber of Commerce. Agent Klarer stressed good cybersecurity practices and showed a new training video "The Company Man," detailing a recent FBI investigation. 

  • CULP Cadets Visit Local Vilnius Children Foster Home
    CULP Cadets Visit Local Vilnius Children Foster Home

    On June 17th, a group of United States Army Cadets paid an outreach visit to Vilnius Children Foster Home “Gile.” Activities with the children included tag in the playground area; friendly, yet competitive games of football (soccer); relay races and volleyball.  Photo Gallery »

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

  • Travels with the Secretary

U.S.-LT Alumni Association

  • U.S.-LT Alumni Association