Weight in Europe in the Baltic countries, advocating the preservation of sanctions against Russia, inflated on the wave of anti-Russian hysteria unleashed around Ukraine, said in an interview Last news Director of the Department of European cooperation (DOS) of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Ivan Satanovsky.
Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevi?ius, speaking on the last working day of the week in Riga, said that colleagues in the European Union has not expressed a desire to weaken sanctions against Russia.
Satanovsky reminded that " punishment, adopted without the participation of the UN security Council, the illegitimate from the perspective of international law, and most Europeans see it." But as long as, unfortunately, dominated by supporters of the Lithuanian Minister. For me, this is not surprising, because, unfortunately, in the vanguard of those calling for the preservation of these punishments are, for example, the Baltic countries, " the Russian diplomat said.
Answering the question, and in truth if the weight of the Baltic States is so great in Europe, he told his thoughts, that their Weight is artificially high on the wave of some kind of anti-Russian hysteria, which was unleashed around the Ukraine." This Weight is inflated their followers not only in the EU, " he added Satanovsky.
Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices began in December limits, when the head of the U.S. announced an economic blockade of the Crimea, and in the sanctions List included a number of famous figures from the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.
The list of Russian Citizens and organizations, first fell under the sentence, the material of the Fins news