Posts tagged as Baltic States

The Reset Of US-EU Relations And Baltic States – Analysis

By Una Bergmane on Monday, June 14, 2021

In the context of the new transatlantic rapprochement initiated by the new US administration, this policy paper offers an overview of possibilities to reinforce and deepen the long-term strategic partnership between the US and the Baltic states. After four years of troubled transatlantic relations during the Trump presidency, the US and the Baltic states should strengthen the US-European ties, both inside and outside the NATO framework. While former US President…

Foreign military police breaks the law in the Baltic States

By Adomas Abromaitis on Friday, June 11, 2021

Quarrels and skirmishes between local residents of the Baltic States and NATO military personnel have become common and. Public perception on how to cope with such incidents differ from how such cases are regulated by international agreements. Despite this questions over foreign troops’ unappropriated behaviour continue to arise. There was a recent fight between NATO soldiers and Estonian residents in Tapa. It is known that British troops soldiers sent to…

Baltic states call for greater support for Ukraine, Georgia ahead of NATO summit – Nauseda

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said that the Baltic states held consultations and agreed on the need for stronger support for Ukraine and Georgia ahead of the summit of NATO leaders. According to Ukrinform, Nauseda announced this on Twitter. “Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia coordinate closely ahead of NATO Summit. We must ensure credible deterrence, continue investing in our defence & contribute to the Alliance’s continued adaptation (NATO 2030). Baltics are united…

NATO hooligans in the Baltic States

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, May 31, 2021

NATO soldiers in the Baltic States feel as they are masters. They think that they are allowed to do everything they want. Foreign soldiers always cause a great discomfort to locals. There are known cases of drunkenness, brawl, and fights with local residents, police arrests, traffic accidents, property damage and even desecration of the national flag. On May 15, 2021, British soldiers broke outfighting with the inhabitants of the Estonian…

NATO’s actions in the Baltic States can not be assessed as defensive maneuvers

By Antanas Tubelis on Sunday, May 30, 2021

From May 17 to June 5, the Spring Storm exercise is being held in Estonia, in which about 7,000 military personnel from several NATO countries are taking part. In addition to Estonia, exercise of the same kind is also taking place on the southern flank of NATO, and all these maneuvers are taking place as part of the larger Defender Europe 2021 exercise. Military experts believe that NATO exercises pose…

Europe doesn’t really need NATO

By Antanas Tubelis on Saturday, May 29, 2021

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are among the main of U.S. foreign policy promoters in Europe. Governments of these countries are absolutely not independent in making decisions and always follow the orders that come from overseas. The Russian Federation is one of the main competitors of the United States. However, the EU is also a competitor of the USA (mainly in the field of economy). Therefore, keeping Europe under control and…

Baltic states vow to tighten defense ties with an eye on Russia

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have agreed to tighten their defense cooperation, vowing to explore the joint acquisition of new rocket launchers amid fears of Russian military moves in their neighborhood, the countries said in a joint declaration. The Monday announcement follows a May 21 meeting of the three defense ministers in Siauliai, Lithuania, meant as a stepping stone toward the June 14 NATO summit in Brussels. “We…

Azerbaijan’s SOCAR to supply Rosneft’s oil products to Baltic states, Ukraine and Poland

Monday, May 17, 2021

SOCAR has signed an agreement on the right to export Rosneft’s oil products to Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states, Russian media sources reported with the reference to the company’s Deputy Head of Public Relations Ibrahim Ahmadov. Earlier, Ukraine’s media sources reported that the Swiss office of Socar Trading will supervise sales and communication with Ukrainian counterparties. The company’s top management representatives visited Kyiv earlier this week to meet with…

Baltic States are the territories of geopolitical games

By Adomas Abromaitis on Thursday, May 13, 2021

The large scope of military exercises which NATO conducts today is not only a signal to its opponent, Russia, but also the attempts of the Alliance to keep interest of its member states and justify its existence. Such political and military organization like NATO cannot work without reforms and transformations. So, NATO finds new territories to train its new initiatives and gain a foothold in new places. Thus, on 7…

Baltic states start to turn away from China

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Over the past decade, China has made noteworthy strides towards drawing Eastern Europe into a web of cooperative relations. Through a cheque-book diplomacy approach, Beijing promised lucrative financial investments in the region. After the implementation of the so-called 17+1 platform, Eastern Europe’s ties with the emerging superpower intensified and appeared largely friction-free. China’s courting of this part of Europe even rattled Brussels bureaucrats who worried that the Chinese Communist Party could use…