Lithuanian President: Concessions to Russia would only increase the threat to European security

The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, in commenting on the decision of the EU to prolong economic sanctions against Russia, stated that concessions to Moscow would only promote their aggressive policy and increase the threat to Europe’s security, Delfi reports.

The European Union is firm in its position that sanctions against Russia be extended until Russia implements the Minsk Agreements. It was approved by the EU Council on Tuesday.

"Any indulgence will only encourage Russia's aggressive policy and increase the threat to the security of Ukraine and the whole of Europe," Grybauskaitė said. As was reported, the EU Council prolonged economic sanctions against Russia for another 6 months – until 31 January 2017.

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