Lithuanian foreign minister in Brussels: Supplying arms to Ukraine "logical step"

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said after arrival at the meeting of European Union's (EU) foreign ministers on Monday that the West would make a mistake by tiptoeing around Russia, saying that the possible US arms supply to Ukraine would be a sensible step.
Pro-Russia separatists in east Ukraine
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