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Lithuania: Country in Europe
Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. It is one of three Baltic states and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It borders Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Russia to the southwest, with a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Lithuania covers an area of 65,300 km2 (25,200 sq mi), with a population of 2.86 million. Its capital and largest city is Vilnius; other major cities are Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys. Lithuanians belong to the ethnolinguistic group of the Balts and speak Lithuanian, one of only a few living members of the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family, which is also the most widely spoken language of the branch.

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Gitanas Nausėda claims victory in Lithuania's presidential run-off [Video]

Gitanas Nausėda claims victory in Lithuania's presidential run-off

Initial results indicate that Nausėda had won around three-quarters of the vote, well ahead of his rival, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė from the ruling Homeland Union party.

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Lithuanians return to polls in presidential election 2nd round [Video]

Lithuanians return to polls in presidential election 2nd round

Lithuania's president overseas foreign and defence policy - key tasks given the country's position on NATO's eastern flank.

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‘Drop NATO Plan For Ukraine!’: Victoria Nuland Opposes US’ Plan to Troops in Kyiv| Watch [Video]

‘Drop NATO Plan For Ukraine!’: Victoria Nuland Opposes US’ Plan to Troops in Kyiv| Watch

Former US diplomat Victoria Nuland cautioned against sending Western instructors into Ukraine, despite severe troop shortages, to avoid escalating conflict with Russia. Nuland emphasized NATO's current..

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Presidential run-off to take place in Lithuania with president in lead [Video]

Presidential run-off to take place in Lithuania with president in lead

Lithuanians voted in a presidential election on Sunday at a time when Russian gains on the battlefield in Ukraine are fuelling greater fears about Moscow’s intentions, particularly in the..

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NATO member Lithuania Defies Russian Nuclear Threats, Commits Troops to Ukraine Training Mission [Video]

NATO member Lithuania Defies Russian Nuclear Threats, Commits Troops to Ukraine Training Mission

In defiance of Russia's nuclear threats, Lithuania remains steadfast in its commitment to dispatch soldiers for a training mission in Ukraine, as stated by Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte in..

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