There's a basis for the European Union's sanctions against Russia and the EU is united on the issue, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevčius says.
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His comments came in response to the Slovakian and Hungarian prime ministers' recent criticism of the sanctions imposed on Russia in response to the Ukrainian conflict. Linkevičius said, however, EU foreign ministers were united on the issue during their Friday meeting in Brussels.

"It was underlined once again that there's a clear basis for these sanctions that have been imposed and are in force now, and if the situation requires, other measures will be taken," the Lithuanian foreign minister told BNS on Friday.

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico criticized the EU sanctions against Russia on Thursday, saying that they pose threat to the 28-member block's economic growth. Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban compared the EU sanctions with shooting yourself in the foot.

"It's better to shoot yourself in the foot rather than letting someone shoot you in the head," Linkevičius told BNS.

In his words, "individual interpretations of common decisions should not mislead and spark doubts on the strength of the position".

BNS
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