According to President Dalia Grybauskaite after meeting with the new president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, "it became clear that it gets heavier for Ukraine to observe the ceasefire unilaterally " as pro-Russian militants continue to carry out attacks against Ukrainian army in the east.
"The EU should react strongly, more open, clear and consistent: if a unilateral ceasefire will last a few more days, and the situation does not improve but worsen, then Europe will be ready to discuss additional sanctions, and almost all leaders of European countries share this opinion," Grybauskaite said. BNS Administration of the President submitted the record of her comment.
"The patience of European leaders is at the edge. The patient attempts of negotiating to Russia in diplomatic language brought negative result," the Lithuanian President said. EU leaders should announce their position on further sanctions against Russia in Brussels on Friday afternoon.