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 Russia's failure on Minsk agreements entails EU sanctions, - Grybauskaite

The European Union is aware of Russia's non-compliance with the Minsk agreements and set to retain sanctions.

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite said, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

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"It is important that Europe understands and agrees with the principles set out in the Minsk agreements, and that they are not implemented. Therefore, sanctions will remain," the president of Lithuania said.

According to her, relations between the majority of European countries and Russia have always been alienated. "We [the people of Lithuania - ed.] have our own experience with this neighbor. And for Italy, Greece, it is a far away country, they have not had such a relationship with the Russian Federation, this kind of shared history. And from this point of view, their perception of Russia's behavior is different. And we feel the danger, we can better understand what is happening," Grybauskaite added.

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The Lithuanian president is convinced it is crucial to reach a dialogue and peaceful solutions to problems with neighboring countries. "It is important not to fight against neighbors but to seek for solutions, using peaceful means and dialogue. And, of course, to get the international community involved as much as possible," Grybauskaite said.
 
 
 
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