EU postpones new Russia sanctions at Ukraine's request
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The European Union on Monday postponed the implementation of new sanctions against representatives of the Russian government and separatists in response to Ukraine's request, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said.
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.
Amid fears by some politicians of a new "Munich Agreement" in talks on the situation in eastern Ukraine, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has said that she trusts that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not betray Ukraine or Lithuania.
Kęstutis Lančinskas, a former Vilnius police chief and currently the head of the European Union's advisory mission in Ukraine (EUAM), is seeking the job of director at Europe's police agency Europol, several sources have confirmed to BNS.