For Australia to be taken seriously, it needs to show up whenever possible.
A selection of our coverage of the conflict from the past week.
Demonstration in support of Ukraine in Vilnius, March 11, 2022.
Since 2021, the tiny Baltic nation of Lithuania has come up against three authoritarian regimes: Belarus, China, and Russia. Its capital, Vilnius, is at the forefront of Western support for Kiev.
More people moved into Scandinavia in Viking times than at any other time period analysed in the study.
DNA analysis reveals a large migration of people into Scandinavia during Viking times.
The floating LNG storage and regasification unit “Independence”, used as an LNG import terminal in Lithuania, pictured in the port of Klaipeda on 23 August 2023.
Long dependent on Russia for its energy, Lithuania has now entirely broken away from Moscow. To what extent can other EU countries learn from the small Baltic country?
Soviet-era monument in Riga, Latvia, which was splashed with the colours of the Ukraine flag the day after Russia invaded in February 2022.
Kārlis Dambrāns/ Flickr.
In much of eastern Europe historical memory of communist rule has been brought into sharp focus by the war in Ukraine.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, with Vladimir Putin, accused the West of supporting Nazi ideas in May 2022.
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What do Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and Kazakhstan have in common with Ukraine? Russian allegations that they are all overrun by Nazis.
Kaliningrad is separated from the ‘motherland’ by Lithuania.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
Stuck in the middle: the border between Lithuania and Russia’s exclave at Kaliningrad.
A small piece of Russian territory on the Baltic coast has become the focus of heightened tensions on Nato’s fringe.
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The Russian embassy in Vilnius now sits on Ukrainian Heroes’ Street (Ukrainos Didvyrių g.), a direct response to the war.
Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, takes part in a service at Vladimirskaya Gorka in Kyiv in July 2012, part of anniversary celebrations of the christening of the country known as Kyivan Rus by its grand prince Vladimir I in 988AD.
Vladamir Putin’s version of Russian history portrays his country as a victim – a historian examines the evidence.
This painting by Russian artist Alexei Danilovich Kivshenko depicts the ceremonial pledge of allegiance by Ukrainian Cossacks to the Tsar of Russia in 1654.
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Throughout history, Russian rulers have seen it as their mission to ‘gather the lands of the Rus’.
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya gives a press conference in Poland.
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While eastern European countries are quick to offer aid to Belarusians, this only highlights their harsh approach to refugees from the Middle East.
Look out for Russian influence.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. The US can learn from their experience.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The president, who called the European Union a ‘foe’ following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Lithuania’s soldiers are seen during a celebration of Lithuanian Independence Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 11, 2018. The country was marking the 28th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
A stint teaching university students in Lithuania leaves a longtime economics professor optimistic about the future of Eastern Europe as it continues its transition to a free-market economy.
Brinkmanship is back.
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As tensions run high over Russia’s gas supplies to the Ukraine, and by extension parts of Europe, the reality for the EU is less than perfect: it will need Russian gas for the foreseeable future.
NATO Baltic air policing mission highlights rising tensions north of Ukraine.
Anxiety over the crisis in eastern Ukraine has ratcheted in recent days amid claims of an effective Russian invasion, and warnings of NATO making a 4000-troop reaction force available to the region. As…
Dalia Grybauskaite and Angela Merkel share a cheesy photo opportunity.
Lithuanians will vote in the EU Parliamentary elections on the same day as the country holds its second round run-off vote in the presidential election. In the first round, which was held on May 11, the…