EU must keep Russian sanctions amid unpredictable situation in Ukraine - ForMin

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As the situation in Eastern Ukraine remains unpredictable, Europe must at least keep in place the existing sanctions against Russia, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said.
Russian tanks in Avdiyvka, Ukraine
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