Heiko Mass and Sergey Lavrov
The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Mas spoke out strongly against the expansion of sanctions against Russia.
About it reports DW.
The official said that at present it is necessary to focus on deescalate conflict between Russia and Ukraine , in this regard, the extension of sanctions is the wrong signal.
“Now we need to think about defusing the conflict. Therefore I consider it wrong to speak about new sanctions,” said Mac.
It is worth noting that the EU will consider the introduction of additional sanctions against Russia, using agrisu in the sea of Azov.
It is known that due to the deterioration of Russian-Ukrainian conflict for the Baltic States and Poland may call at the summit, the extension of sanctions against Moscow. In turn, foreign Minister of Germany considers that such initiatives have no chance of success.
“I don’t see opportunities for consensus within the EU on imposing new sanctions,” he said.
However, it should be noted that Lithuania has banned the entry of Russians who are involved in the conflict in the Kerch Strait and the Black sea. Penalties apply to persons who were directly involved in the conflict and detained three Ukrainian ship.
Besides, Lithuania has decided to increase the size of military assistance to Ukraine.
In the near future will provide the equipment and sent military instructors, along with experts in cybersecurity, which will help to reflect the hybrid attack during the election period, said President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite during the meeting with the President of Ukraine in Kiev. As stated by the press service of the President of Lithuania in Ukraine will also be directed to humanitarian assistance.
“Our country increases humanitarian aid to Ukraine will be allocated 30 thousand euros. Humanitarian aid Lithuania Ukraine this year amounted to 140 thousand euros. In just a period of four years, our country has provided Ukraine assistance in the amount of 13 million euros”, — said the President of Lithuania.
Recall, Poroshenko has conveyed the message to Putin.
As reported by “Know.ia” NATO ships are in the Black sea, the Kremlin has tried to answer.
Also “Know.Eeyore” wrote that Walker explained how the U.S. can stop Putin.
Not allowed: Lithuania imposes sanctions against Russia for aggression in the Kerch Strait