Edward Lucas: Lithuania will suffer most from Moscow’s embargo

Moscow’s sanctions will cause greatest problems to Lithuania, not Poland or other countries. This is because Lithuania’s business engine is based on exports to Russia, said Edward Lucas, editor of The Economist International Office, in an interview to Info TV.
Edward Lucas
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