Lithuanian president to push for Rosatom sanctions at EU summit – aide

  • 2023-03-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda expects to push for more sanctions against Russia and its nuclear corporation Rosatom at the European Council's meeting this week, Asta Skaisgiryte, his chief foreign policy adviser, said on Tuesday.

The president will tell other EU leaders that "we must continue the sanctions policy, that we must not succumb to sanctions fatigue and that we expect an 11th sanctions package," she told the Ziniu Radijas radio station.   

Rosatom's top executives should be sanctioned for the nuclear risk they caused at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, according to the adviser.

"There are still senior officials who have not been sanctioned, including Rosatom's heads, who are responsible for the situation at Zaporizhzhia and all the potential nuclear dangers that this plant is exposed to," she said. 

The European Council's meeting is scheduled for March 23-24.