Pranckietis in USA: sanctions against Russia should be retained until full implementation of the Minsk agreements

Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas, discusses transatlantic security, support to Eastern partners and transatlantic trade, while on a visit to Washington D.C., USA.
Viktoras Pranckietis
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