Lithuania leaves open the possibility to impose national personal sanctions against the State Duma deputies, who were elected in the annexed Crimea, if there won’t be a common decision on the issue in the EU.
This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.
“It should be of rather a symbolic importance than of a practical one. Frankly speaking, it would be better if it was a pan-European decision. However, such a national action is a signal, too,” said the Minister.
According to Linkevičius, Lithuania is in a discussion on possible additional EU sanctions, especially after the so-called elections in the annexed Crimea.
As a reminder, the State Duma elections took place in Russia on September 18. The elections were also held on the territory of the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia.