Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius supports the continuation of sanctions for the Russian annexation of the Crimea.
"Eight years ago, the Russian war in Georgia should have become a lesson to the world. Russia's annexation of the Crimea demonstrated that it did not happen. Sanctions must be continued", - said Linkevicius on Twitter.
As it was reported earlier, in June, the European Union extended sanctions imposed on Russia for another year, until 24 June 2017.
Recall that in the night of August 8, 2008, after shelling of Georgian territory Georgian armed forces announced their intention to "restore constitutional order" in the territory of the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia and took most of Tskhinvali after the battle. The same day, Russia intervened in the conflict on the side of separatists and sent troops, including armored brigades to the territory of Georgia, bombed Georgian cities, ports and military facilities. The armed conflict ended with defeat of Georgia.