"I hope that we will reach an agreement on additional sanctions," Linkevičius said to the journalists on Friday.
According to him, Lithuania's position is that the sanctions, which include a ban on EU entry and freezing of assets, should be applied not only to the new leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, but to Russian citizens as well. The minister did not offer any details.
Furthermore, Linkevičius said that new economic sanctions are not currently considered, but, in the opinion of Lithuania, they are not "exhausted."
The head of Lithuanian Foreign Ministry noted that the situation in eastern Ukraine is worsening, and the "elections" held by the terrorists elections were not recognized by the West and added more uncertainty.
"The key to the solution is in Moscow. We do not see any real efforts for deescalation," the Minister said.