Put pressure on Moscow, not Kiev, to end war in Ukraine, Lithuanian minister says

The international community should not demand that the Ukrainian government grants autonomy to its eastern regions until Russia ensures security in the region, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius argues in an op-ed piece published in the Wall Street Journal.
Linas Linkevičius
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