Lithuania appreciates the Washington's leadership in the coordination with the European Union of sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine, says Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius who is visiting the United States of America.
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"We really value the leadership of the United States, which is desperately needed. And the biggest affect in strength when we are doing that is the coordination, in regard to the sanctions, for instance, which are now introduced by the EU and the United States. This is really efficient. It's not efficient if we are split," he told the NPR radio station.

Linkevičius also expressed regret over the fact that "we're less and less talking about values and more and more about interests, and interests taking over at the expense of values in what we're doing".

The foreign minister is now in the United States as part of a delegation led by Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius.

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