Posted: 2 years ago

Lithuania Declares State of Emergency

As Russian forces launched a military campaign against Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday, Lithuania is introducing a state of emergency, the president said.

"Today, I will sign a decree on introducing the state of emergency, which will be passed by the parliament in an extraordinary session," President Gitanas Nausėda said on Thursday.

The state of emergency will be in place from Thursday through March 10. The decree allows a more flexible use of the state reserve and steps up state border protection.