Top officials from the Baltic states told Newsweek that Moscow and Minsk are weaponizing vulnerable migrants.
Top diplomats told Newsweek President Joe Biden must contain the short- to medium-term Russian threat and face China's existential challenge.
Top diplomats from NATO's Baltic states said the former president's public belligerence belied the alliance's response to Russian aggression.
Top ministers in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania all told Newsweek they had little hope that Russia would act in good faith over the new natural gas pipeline.
"The fact that the project is going ahead is quite deplorable," Lithuania's foreign affairs Vice Minister Mantas Adomenas told Newsweek.
Doctors discovered several foreign metal objects in the patient's stomach, the largest of which measured four inches in length.
An assessment by Lithuania's Defense Ministry found a remote censorship function could block phrases such as "free Tibet" and "long live Taiwan independence."
"Groups of people have become stranded for weeks, unable to access any form of assistance, asylum or basic services," a joint statement from two U.N. agencies said.
The move follows Beijing expressing displeasure over Lithuania's plan to deepen ties with Taiwan amid support from European lawmakers.
China's state-owned rail operator has denied the report, declaring that freight transportation between China and Lithuania is running normally.
China's state-owned Global Times has continued its campaign against Lithuania following a decision to allow a de facto Taiwan embassy in Vilnius.
Hu Xijin of the Global Times criticized Lithuania on social media before penning an editorial about the Baltic state's refusal to acquiesce to China's demands.
China said Tuesday it was a response to Lithuania's decision to allow the opening of a representative office in Vilnius under the name "Taiwan."
Taiwan's plans to open the country's first representative office in Europe for nearly two decades "cannot change the fact that Taiwan is a part of China," a Chinese government spokesperson said Tuesday.
"This is an extreme situation. This is not a normal migration... It is a hybrid war against us, so the response must be adequate," said Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite
Lithuania's growing dispute with Belarus caused Lithuania to build a fence along the border.
In the last two months, 1,500 migrants entered Lithuania, a number 20 times higher than all crossings in 2020.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko warned the European Union on Tuesday night that Belarus would no longer protect neighboring states Lithuania, Latvia and Poland from immigrants illegally passing through the borders.
"It is obvious that a hybrid war is being waged against Lithuania, and illegal migration flows are one of the means," Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite said. Her country is a critic of the Belarussian government for its authoritarian crackdown on its people following a presidential election.
Lithuania-based journalist Roman Protasevich was arrested in Belarus after his plane was forcibly landed in Minsk.
One post caption alleged Roman Protasevich told a Ryanair flight attendant: "Don't do this. They will kill me."
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary called the incident "a case of state-sponsored hijacking" and "state-sponsored piracy."
Gitanas Nauseda was in Warsaw addressing a remote session of Poland's and Lithuania's parliaments, marking the 230th anniversary of their joint constitution, Europe's first such written democratic document.
The foreign ministries of Poland and Lithuania tell Newsweek they are closely monitoring Belarusian border exercises, as President Alexander Lukashenko accuses them of hatching a U.S.-led plot against him.
Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands are among the nations in Europe reporting the sharpest rises in recent weeks.
Researchers are probing the forest to see if humans ever lived there.
"These missiles can reach not just Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, but also Berlin," Linkevicius warned.
"Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it, it's amazing," reads Vilnius's new tourism ad.
The newly arrived Yandex Taxi app is a product of one of Russia's most successful and popular digital companies—and Lithuanian officials are suspicious.