Foreign Minister Linkevičius on France selling warships to Russia: Economy trumps common sense

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius, who arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday, voiced a cautious position on economic sanctions against Russia, but called for imposing movement restrictions for officials close to the Kremlin and stopping sales of weaponry to Russia.
Linas Linkevičius, Catherine Ashton
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