May 28, 2023
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

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The next package of EU sanctions against Russia, which will be the 11th in a row, cannot be called significant. It is planned to be accepted in the near future. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis.

“It must be admitted that this will not be a large package. It does not, in fact, contain new enterprises or areas that we proposed to include,” the Foreign Minister said. It was not possible to come to an agreement on these issues, Landsbergis said. His words on Tuesday, May 9, quotes TASS.

Formerly Lithuania insisted on imposing restrictions on Rosatom. The authorities of the republic stated that the sanctions against the company can be divided into seven positions, each of which can be negotiated separately.

European Commission developed a project 11th package of anti-Russian sanctions and on May 8 handed it over to the EU member states. EU countries have to agree on it. In particular, the EC suggested introducing sanctions against 30 companies for supporting the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation. Restrictions may also be imposed on Russian legal entities, including those working in the field of information technology.

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