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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine

    Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine

    July 28: 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: "Nothing we have seen suggests any reason to doubt that there is artillery fire coming from the Russian Federation’s territory into Ukraine. "

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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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  • 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. 

  • 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." 

  • 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." 

  • 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."  Video »

  • 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. 

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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Trade and Investment Partnership

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U.S.-LT Alumni Association

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