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Lithuanian Sentenced to 13 Years for 'Spying on Moscow'

A Lithuanian national has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for spying on Moscow, Russia's security service said on Wednesday.

Yevgeny Mataitis, who also has Russian citizenship, was arrested in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad last year for allegedly sharing military intelligence with Lithuania.

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Lithuania Calls Putin's U.N. Speech 'Neo-Stalinist'

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Tuesday slammed her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for a speech he delivered at the United Nations General Assembly that she said was reminiscent of Soviet-era totalitarianism.

The outspoken leader of the formerly Soviet-ruled, EU state said Putin's criticism of the West suggested he "was still living in the 20th century".

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Lawyer Says U.S. Report Proves Lithuania Hosted CIA 'Black Site'

A U.S. Senate report proves that Lithuania hosted a secret CIA jail for terror suspects a decade ago, a lawyer for a Saudi-born Guantanamo detainee claimed Friday.

In a file submitted to the European Court of Human Rights, Helen Duffy said the 2014 American findings leave "no plausible room for doubt" that the Baltic state was involved in the Central Intelligence Agency program.

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Russia 'Reviewing' Legality of Baltic States Independence

Russia's Prosecutor General is reviewing the legality of the independence of the three Baltic countries from the Soviet Union, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The move drew a furious reaction from Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, who said, "No one has the right to threaten" our independence.

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Moscow Arrests Russian-Lithuanian on Treason Charges

A Russian court on Thursday arrested a dual Russian-Lithuanian national on treason charges, in a classified case whose details remain unknown.

"Yevgeny Mataitis has been arrested today by the Lefortovo District Court" on charges of state treason, court spokeswoman Yulia Skotnikova told AFP.

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Missing Lithuanian Plane Found in Baltic without Pilots

Lithuania on Tuesday located a missing private plane at the bottom of the Baltic sea, but its two pilots were nowhere to be found, the Baltic state's defense ministry said. 

"There were no bodies in the aircraft so we're continuing our search," defense ministry spokesman Vaidotas Linkus told AFP.

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Lithuanian Plane with Two People on Board Missing over Baltic

Lithuania said Sunday it was searching for a small private plane with two pilots on board, that went missing over the Baltic Sea while en route from Sweden.

Despite an international search since Saturday evening, no trace has yet been found of the Polish-made An-2 civilian aircraft, the Baltic state's navy said.

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Lithuania Arrests Russian Suspected of Spying

Lithuanian prosecutors said Monday they had detained a Russian citizen suspected of spying, in the latest Cold War-style incident as tensions spiral between the West and Russia.

The suspect is a Russian FSB security service agent who sought to "penetrate governing institutions, law-enforcement and intelligence services," the prosecutor's office said.

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Lithuania Says Russian Navy Impeding Baltic Power Link

Lithuania on Thursday summoned the Russian ambassador, accusing the Kremlin's warships of thwarting work on a key underwater power link to Sweden that would reduce the Baltic state's dependence on Russian energy. 

Lithuania's foreign ministry said the Russian navy has repeatedly tried to disrupt the laying of cable during Moscow's military drills in the Baltic sea.

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Lithuania Denies Entry to Eight Russian Bikers

Lithuanian border guards said Tuesday they had denied entry to eight Russian bikers including at least one member of a pro-Kremlin group attempting that had planned a controversial WWII victory ride through Europe.

The border guard service said it turned away eight Russian citizens at the Baltic state's borders with Belarus and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad on Monday and Tuesday.

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