Lithuania introduced national sanctions against 20 individuals directly engaged in the capture of the Ukrainian ships and the servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait performed by the Russian Federation on November 25. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius claimed this during the conference at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ukrainian MFA, reports Ukrainska Pravda.
‘We issued national sanctions against 20 people from the personnel, who personally took part in the combat actions against the servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy, as well as their managers and commanders,’ Linkevičius claimed.
In particular, the sanctions provide a ban to enter Lithuania
It is noted that among the persons who fell under the sanctions there are foreigners also.
Linkevičius stressed that accusations are not enough in response to the Russian aggression.
‘This is also a direct call to others, and I am sure that others also think about such measures,’ he added.
On December 6, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry addressed the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior with a proposal to include in the list of undesirable people in Lithuania who directly participated in the act of aggression against the Ukrainian warships and the crews near the Kerch Strait.
As we reported earlier, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker claimed that the U.S. and the EU might increase sanctions against Russia or introduce new ones for capturing the Ukrainian sailors and the vessels.