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Polish deputy FM talks Ukraine war in Lithuania

10.08.2022 07:30
A Polish deputy foreign minister has met with Lithuanian government officials to discuss ways to increase sanctions pressure on Russia and boost energy security, according to officials 
Paweł Jabłoński.
Paweł Jabłoński.PAP/Mateusz Marek

Paweł Jabłoński visited the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on Tuesday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

He was hosted by his Lithuanian counterpart Mantas Adomenas, officials said. 

The two discussed “ways to step up sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation over its invasion of Ukraine and the war crimes being committed by the soldiers of the Russian armed forces,” the Polish foreign ministry said in a statement.

Jabłoński and Adomenas shared the view that “the European Union and its allies must continue to adopt far-reaching restrictive measures that undermine Russia’s ability to continue the war,” according to officials. 

The two diplomats agreed that Poland and Lithuania would work together to promote initiatives that counteract attempts to bypass Western sanctions, the Polish foreign ministry said. 

Jabłoński and Adomenas also spoke about "support for Ukraine, the Russian-caused global food crisis and the situation in the Middle East," reporters were told. 

Energy, business ties

Later in the day, Jabłoński held talks with Lithuania's Deputy Finance Minister Gediminas Norkunas.

The two officials discussed Polish-Lithuanian economic cooperation and bilateral ties in the field of energy, according to Poland’s foreign ministry. 

It said Poland and Lithuania "are very close economic partners, with Poland’s investment projects in Lithuania surpassing EUR 1.2 billion, or some 4 percent of Polish foreign investment.”

Wednesday is day 168 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Source: PAP, gov.pl