Under pressure from Moscow and Beijing, Lithuania intelligence service attempts to move past internal conflicts
Lithuania's civil intelligence service, the VSD, is at the front line of Russian, and to a lesser extent, Chinese attentions. Although a recent report indicates the service has undergone a thorough reform, it remains prey to internecine feuds linked to the growing politicisation of intelligence.
Israel's Skylock brought into Ukrainian anti-drone battlefield by Lithuania's NT Service
Skylock, the anti-drone subsidary of Israel's Avnon, is supplying materiel to the Ukrainian army indirectly through its Lithuanian partner NT Service - an arrangement that avoids embarassing 'neutral' Israel.
NATO outpost Vilnius chagrined over loss of its Belarusan potash business
Lithuania has been particularly affected by the recent friction between the Baltic states and Belarus. Apart from security considerations along its 500km border with Belarus, which is kept under tight surveillance by its security services, Lithuania has had to do without the economic benefits it derived from its key role in the exportation of Belarusan potash.
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