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Lithuanians protesting in solidarity with Belarusians

Lithuania in the limelight

By urging NATO and the European Union to show their support for Belarus, Lithuania is risking Russia’s ire. Military intervention is unlikely but cannot be ruled out, given the Baltic state’s border with the  strategic Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. However, the most likely course of action for the Putin administration is to leverage its influence in Lithuanian energy markets.

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