Posts tagged as victory

Conservatives seal victory in Lithuania

Monday, October 26, 2020

Lithuania is holding the second round of its parliamentary election on Sunday in which voters elect 68 MPs. Polls closed at 20:00. The conservative Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) has won the parliamentary elections in Lithuania and will go ahead to form a centre-right ruling coalition with two liberal parties, according to the preliminary run-off results published on Sunday night. The non-final results show the TS-LKD securing 50 seats, while…

Celebrating end of WW2: when victory does not mean liberation

By Ivan Krastev on Friday, May 8, 2020

The fact that the Red Army helped defeat Hitler does not give Moscow the right to claim that it liberated Central and Eastern European nations, writes Ivan Krastev. Shared memories of World War Two are fading as the generation for which the war was a personal experience passes away. As a result, the conviction that the war was part of the European past, but not Europe’s future is fading too.…

Together Until Victory – LRT hosts the yearly support concert for Ukraine

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

As Lithuania marked Freedom Defenders’ Day on Januar 13, LRT hosted the yearly fund-raising event for Ukraine, Together until Victory (Kartu iki Pergalės). Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and First Lady Diana Nausėdienė urged Lithuanians to help “brotherly Ukraine”. “29 years ago, on January 13, Ukrainian people […] brought help to Lithuania, even joined the ranks of the defenders,” he said on Monday. “Today it’s our turn to help Ukrainians in…

Sudan’s protesters claim victory for their ‘revolution’

Friday, July 5, 2019

Leaders of Sudan’s pro-democracy movement welcomed on Friday the power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council as a victory for their “revolution,” raising hopes for an end to the three-month standoff with the generals and deadly violence. “Today, our revolution has won and our victory shines,” read a statement posted early Friday on the Facebook page of the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which has spearheaded the protests. The emerging deal could…

Paris celebrates World Cup win as one million fans fill Champs-Élysées

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tens of thousands of supporters wrapped in red, white and blue flags and singing the French national anthem have poured on to the Champs-Élysées in Paris to celebrate France’s World Cup victory over Croatia, cheering that the nation was now firmly a football superpower. As the final whistle blew, shouts rang out and vast crowds that had gathered outside local bars began sprinting on to the 1.2 mile (2km) avenue in…