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Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a meeting with Linas Linkevicius: We believe that the EU should extend sanctions against Russia
15.03.2016 | 17:18

On Tuesday, March 15, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed gratitude for the clear and consistent policy of Lithuania in supporting Ukraine facing Russia's intervention and protecting its territorial integrity and independence: "Your position regarding the illegal annexation of Crimea, the Russian invasion in Donetsk and Luhansk, the need to release Nadija Savchenko is rather firm and worthy of deep respect".

"We expect that all the EU member states will take similar stance", added the Head of Ukrainian Government.

 "We are convinced that the EU should extend sanctions against Russia. No collaboration can be maintained through concessions – shall it be values or principles", emphasized Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

During the meeting Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Linas Linkevičius discussed further strategic cooperation between Ukraine and Lithuania.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked the Government of Lithuania for the tangible financial and humanitarian support for Ukraine and noted the importance to prolong collaboration between the two countries to leverage investment from Lithuania and the EU to Ukraine.


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