Lithuania fears that Brexit will soften EU's position on sanctions against Russia
UK was one of countries that struggled hard to maintain sanctions
Demands for an early statement of the UK to leave the EU on the results of the referendum could weaken the EU's common position with regard to Russia. This concern was expressed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius, writes "Interfax-Ukraine".
According to him, without the UK voices on the EU summit for a more principled position will be weak, when the participants in the forum will make a decision on the extension of sanctions against Russia.
He criticized some EU countries, which are calling for more "flexible and pragmatic" approach to anti-Russian sanctions, calling this approach "very counter-productive."
According to him, namely the UK is a "strategic ally" of European countries in providing security, human rights, democracy and prosperity.
Poroshenko to meet with Stoltenberg in Brussels 20 October, 10:25
Normandy Four meeting preserves EU unity in support for Ukraine 21 October, 15:58
Russia predicts new crisis in EU-Ukraine relations 24 October, 21:04
- SOCIETY11:14Groysman: We conduct large-scale reform of local self-government in Ukraine
- SOCIETY10:3180 human rights organizations urge not to allow Russia to UN Human Rights Council
- UKRAINE CRISIS 09:43Donbas conflict: 40 attacks reported, - ATO HQ
- SOCIETY08:58Netherlands consider two options for MH17 trial
- UKRAINE CRISIS 08:16Steinmeier: Minsk agreements help to prevent fire in the heart of Europe
- UKRAINE CRISIS 23:5925 attacks from Russia-backed militants reported, - ATO HQ
- UA & EU23:22Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, Liechtenstein and Norway join EU anti-Russia sanctions
- POLITICS22:37Ukraine in UN to oppose attempts to undermine world order
- RUSSIA21:53Russia opens criminal cases against six Ukraine’s Armed Forces commanders
- UA & EU21:04Russia predicts new crisis in EU-Ukraine relations
SOCIETY 10:30, 18 July Matriculation campaign 2015: new challenges for Ukraine
18:56, 24 October Ahtem Chyigoz hearings continued in the 'court' of occupied Crimea
18:29, 24 October Security Service shuts down illegal traffic chain