Lithuania has already drawn up a plan for national sanctions against Russia and it will be implemented if needed, the Lietuvos Žinios daily reports.
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

The news has been confirmed by the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius. In his words, Lithuania is mulling travel bans for Russian citizens who are actively supporting the Kremlin's Ukrainian policy. The list includes politicians, businesspeople and representatives of the force structures.

The foreign minister, however, refused to reveal the number of people involved.

The fact that Lithuania is preparing national sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing events in Ukraine was confirmed by President Dalia Grybauskaitė last week. She said the possibility to impose national sanctions had been discussed with other EU member states during the recent General Affairs Council in Brussels.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Pope Francis calls on Lithuania to become "bridge between Eastern and Western Europe"

Pope Francis , who arrived in Vilnius on Saturday, called on Lithuanians to be open and compassionate...

Pope Francis arrived in Lithuania for historic visit

Pope Francis has landed in Lithuania on Saturday at the start of his four-day Baltic tour during...

Lithuanian president to present Pope Francis with Freedom Bell

President Dalia Grybauskaitė will on Saturday present Pope Francis with a smaller replica of the...

World awaits if pope touches upon sexual abuse scandal during Lithuanian visit

The world will have its eyes set on the pope visiting Lithuania this weekend to see if he will touch...

Pope Francis plans to honor freedom fight victims, provide hope

Pope Francis says he will pay respect to freedom fight victims during his upcoming visit to the...