Lithuania's presidential election is likely to be held June 13, when the nation will also vote for representatives to the European parliament. The Lithuanian constitution provides that, in the absence of a president, the country be administered by the speaker of parliament, who must, within 10 days, set a date for the election of a president. That date, in turn, must fall no later than two months after the presidency has been vacated, as it now has been by the resignation of Rolandas Paksas. Arturas Paulauskas, the speaker of parliament, will now fill in.
On the first count (illegally granting citizenship to entrepreneur Yury Borisov) of the bill of impeachment against Paksas, the parliament voted 86 in favor, 17 opposed; on the second count (revealing government secrets), 86 voted in favor, with 18 against, and on the third count (pressuring a private business against the interests of the government), 89 deputies voted for and 14 against.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities