New, targeted EU sanctions against the Kremlin could have an impact on the Russian leadership, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda told DW. Nauseda’s comments came as EU foreign ministers are seeking to draft an agreement on measures against Moscow following the sentencing of dissident Alexei Navalny . He said the bloc’s sanctions applied on Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict and the annexation of Crimea were no longer enough. “The sanctions, which were imposed against Russia in 2014, had the impact on the Russian economy and they were painful,” said Nauseda. “Maybe this is the reason why Russian authorities are so nervous recently if we talk about the relations of the European Union and Russia. Sanctions have the impact, but this impact probably so far is not sufficient.” Nauseda explained that the EU’s size and differing national perspectives meant that it was difficult to agree on a common approach. Watch video 03:02 Share EU/Russia relations at low point Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3pIZ4 EU/Russia relations at a new low point “It would be strange if all members of the European Union have absolutely equal attitude to Russia. Because our experience… Read full this story
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