Lithuania disappointed EU sanctions won't halt French Mistral sales to Russia

Lithuania on Tuesday described the European Union's new sanctions as a step forward in efforts to make Russia revise its policies towards Ukraine, but expressed disappointment that they will not prevent France from selling warships to Russia.
Mistral ship
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