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Tuesday, 02.09.2014, 00:00
The Ukrainian Embassy in Lithuania has published information proving that the Ukrainian state border and airspace have been violated by Russia's Armed Forces and that the positions of Ukrainian troops and border guards as well as civilian settlements have been under fire and shelling from the Russian territory, and have been under attack in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian groups and mercenaries armed by the Russian Federation, reports LETA/ELTA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine
European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow, informs LETA/AFP.
The number of Russian tourists in Europe has reduced by 30-40% due to the crisis in Ukraine, and this tendency will inevitably affect Latvia as well, CEO of the travel agency Baltic Travel Group Vlads Korjagins told LETA.
Latvia condemns the invasion of Ukrainian territory by armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Foreign Ministry announced last night.
Russia has removed several products from its list of agricultural products that may not be imported into the country, according to a decree issued by the Russian government, cites BBC/RBC/LETA.
Russia could limit import of industrial goods from the United States and European Union in retaliation for their sanctions against Russia, as the Russian newspaper Vedomosti reports today citing two Russian officials, writes LETA.
At an extraordinary meeting in Brussels on Friday, European Union foreign ministers confirmed that Russia's actions in regard to Ukraine are being continuously monitored and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the European Union stands ready to consider further steps, if the situation demands it, Estonian Foreign Ministry press department announced, cites LETA.