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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is hurting the Baltic countries’ relations with China

China's refusal to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine played a role in Estonia's decision to leave the 16+1 initiative, the Baltic country's top diplomat said. "It was definitely a factor we had in mind when we made...

Latvia and Estonia, after Lithuania, left the Eastern European Cooperation ’17+1′ with China

Latvia and Estonia followed Lithuania's lead and abandoned the "16+1" platform of the Eastern European Partnership with China, which had been seen as a threat to the European Union's unity in relations with the world's second...

Kaliningrad Governor: Proposed total ban on transit of goods between Baltic states and Russia

The governor of Russia's Kaliningrad region proposed today a total ban on transit of goods between the three Baltic states and Russia, in response to Lithuania's "blockade" of the enclave. "As a countermeasure we propose a complete...

Poland, Baltic states call on NATO to strengthen defense of Belarus-Kaliningrad corridor

Poland and the Baltic states want to see NATO strengthen its collective defense in the narrow corridor separating the territory of Belarus, a close ally of Russia, from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad in the Baltic...

Baltic leaders are calling for an increased NATO presence in the region

The presidents of Latvia and Lithuania took advantage of German Chancellor Olaf Solz's visit to Vilnius today to call for an increased NATO presence in the Baltic states, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The NATO summit in...

The Baltic states have stopped importing electricity from Russia

Following the international sanctions imposed on Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine, the Russian electricity export company lost today the opportunity to sell its product to customers in the Baltic countries. "This is an important step...