On July 29, U.S. President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia’s finance, energy and defense sectors. On the same day, a similar move was made by the EU. Lithuania and Poland were the main lobbyists for the EU’s tougher anti-Russian sanctions.Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite described the EU’s newest sanctions as not tough enough, despite the fact that Lithuania could be the most vulnerable to possible retaliatory sanctions from Russia: according to the German magazine Der Spiegel, in 2013 Lithuanian exports to Russia made up 24.8 percent of Lith...
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