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Wednesday, 28.01.2015, 16:12
Due to a deterioration of the situation in Ukraine, both Latvian President Andris Berzins and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto expressed support today towards strengthening sanctions against Russia, reports LETA.
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European Union leaders have tasked their foreign ministers to consider tough new sanctions against Russia when they meet Thursday in response to a bloody upsurge in fighting blamed on Moscow, reports LETA/AFP.
On 26 January, at Lithuania's request, the United Nations Security Council discussed the deadly shelling of Mariupol on January 23, when 30 people were killed and 90 wounded, reported BC Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Baltic States, which have freed themselves from the Soviet rule, can help the West to better understand Russia's problems, says Lilia Shevtsova, researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, reports LETA.
At its sitting on Friday, January 23rd 2015, the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu was of the opinion that in resuming the trade between the European Union and Russia, the lifting of trade barriers by states and product groups should not be supported, reports BC Riigikogu press service.
Russian Railways launched the international postal delivery service by rail for the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Russian Post (FSUE). The new service is implemented in the framework of cooperation between Russian Railways Holding and the Chinese Railways., reported BC PR and communications department at Russian Railways.
On 19 January, 2015, Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius attended the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. The meeting focused on EU-Russia relations and the fight against terrorism, informs LETA/ELTA.