Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius before the meeting of foreign Ministers of the European Union in Brussels said that he saw no reason to remove sanctions against Russia.
" This policy is not required to be changed. Punishment can not be removed. There is no reason to remove the punishment, even the pretext for this, " he said on arrival for a meeting of foreign Ministers of the 28 countries of the EU, according to TASS. The main theme of the first in 2015 meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the 28 countries of the European Union, which will be held on the first day of the week in the Belgian capital, will be the relations with Russia. However, the head of the diplomacy of the European Union Federica Mogherini said that the Ministers of foreign Affairs of the countries of the European Union met in Brussels on the first day of the week will not approve regulations on sanctions concerning Russia. First the wall Street Journal reported that the European Union is ready to mitigate the punishment concerning Russia and not fully normalize relations with Moscow in case of change of its position on the situation in Ukraine. In support of the lifting of sanctions against Russia are Austria, Hungary, Italy, Cyprus, Slovakia, France and the Czech Republic.