Lithuania’s President declares state of emergency

Lithuania’s president Gitanas Nausėda has declared a state of emergency, according to the Reuters news agency.

Gitanas Nausėda says he plans to send the army to defend its borders in response to “possible disturbances and provocations due to large military forces massed in Russia and Belarus․”

Meanwhile Kaja Kallas, the Prime Minister of Estonia – which borders Russia – has told BBC News “we’re gonna help Ukraine with all the means that we can” including political support and by sending weapons.

She has advised Estonians to stay calm and says there is no threat currently on Estonian borders.

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