Lithuania is the first EU country to impose sanctions for Russia’s maritime aggression. To implement this plan, the Foreign Ministry of this Baltic country on Thursday, December 6, appealed to the Migration Department under the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs with a proposal to include in the list of unwanted guests of Lithuania people who directly participated in the act of aggression against Ukrainian warships and their crews on November 25 representatives of the military leadership of the Russian Federation, responsible for this act.
This was reported by the “European Truth”, with reference to the website of the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania.
According to the ministry, the actions of these individuals are a gross violation of international law and a serious threat to international and Lithuanian national security.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns these actions of the Russian Federation, which testify to the new escalation of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which has lasted for more than four years,” the statement reads.
Lithuania calls on Russia to immediately stop its aggressive actions against Ukraine and immediately and without presenting any conditions to release the Ukrainian prisoners of war and to restore unhindered navigation in the Sea of Azov.
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry is also actively consulting with other members of the international community on the necessary counter measures against Russia.
Recall that at the end of November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin, said that the international partners of Ukraine, due to the recent Kremlin aggression, prepared several packages of serious sanctions against the Russian Federation, which, among other things, could also affect the sale of oil and gas by Russia abroad .