The Lithuanian government doesn’t rule out the possibility that national sanctions against Russia will be broadened. That could happen if the EU fails to extend the restrictive measures against the Kremlin, Delfi wrote with reference to Linas Linkevicius, the Lithuanian Foreign Minister.
The official noted that Russian lawmakers who were elected to the Russian parliament in the annexed Crimea may be included in the non-grata list. If the respective discussions in the EU take too long, the government of Lithuania might extend the national sanctions.
‘That should have more symbolic than practical meaning. It would be more efficient if the EU took such decision. But the national decision is a clear signal, too’, Linkevicius said.
The minister added that the EU discusses more sanctions against Russia – especially after the so-called ‘parliamentary election’ took place in the annexed Crimea.