Lithuania will seek to further strengthen international sanctions against the Russian Federation and ensure their effective implementation, as well as reduce Europe's dependence on Russian energy resources, said Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda.
"Today we clearly see that decisions to impose international sanctions (against Russia) and military support for Ukraine, however important they may be, are still not enough. Therefore, we will strive to further strengthen the sanctions, to ensure their effective implementation, and to reduce the dependence of the whole of Europe on Russian energy resources," he said in his speech from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine during the plenary session on Thursday.
Nauseda said that "the financial flows that help Russia finance this brutal war must be blocked."
"Through its example, Lithuania shows that the only way to free itself from Russia's energy and political diktat is to make a decision and secure the political will. With the goal of energy independence, Lithuania took a risk and did the necessary homework in time. Now we are ready to share our experience with other countries," he added.