Ramūnas Vilpišauskas
Central/Eastern Europe

Ramūnas Vilpišauskas. Will stricter Western sanctions push Belarus toward Russia?

With the EU considering another sanctions package against Belarusian officials and organisations, the concern is rising that they could further strengthen Russia’s influence on Belarus. This risk exists, but it shouldn’t become a reason for […]

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Future of Russia sanctions depends on Minsk agreements – Linkevičius

The future of international sanctions against Russia depends primarily on whether Moscow will implement the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the military conflict in Ukraine, said Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Tuesday at his annual press conference. […]

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Lithuanian president’s office: Russia sanctions to stay in place until Minsk agreements are implemented

The European Union‘s (EU) sanctions against Russia will remain in place until Minsk agreements are fully implemented, says Renaldas Vaisbrodas, chief foreign policy advisor to the Lithuanian president. […]

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Lithuanian president applauds US decision to step up sanctions on Russia

The decision made by the United States Department of Treasury to step up sanctions for Russia “is a proper and consistent assessment of Russia’s policies towards Ukraine“, which can also help resume the debate in the European Union on sanctions for Russia, says Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė. […]