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LUXEMBOURG, October 20. /TASS/. The European Union may consider the possibility of the introduction of new sanctions against Russia if the situation in the east of Ukraine aggravates, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said on Monday.
“No breakthrough has been observed (in the fulfilment of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine). The situation is not improving. Therefore, there are no grounds for changing the policy or lifting any sanctions (on Russia). If the situation deteriorates further, we will have to discuss additional pressure measures. New sanctions are also not excluded,” Linkevicius said on arrival at a meeting of foreign ministers of 28 EU member states.
Earlier Monday, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council will hold a session on Monday to assess the fulfillment of the Minsk accords on the ceasefire in Ukraine and decide on a possible review of sanctions against Russia.
"We’ll analyze the situation and decide what our next steps will be," Ashton said after arriving in Luxembourg at a meeting with the foreign ministers of the 28-nation bloc.