Following the attack on a Malaysia Airlines plane from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, which caused 298 victims, mostly Dutch, several countries in the European Union (EU) today raised to impose an arms embargo to Russia.
During the Council of Foreign Ministers of the EU, the head of Lithuanian diplomacy Linas Linkevicius said: “it is not logical not to impose an arms embargo against a country we accuse of aggression.”
Linkevicius also defended the terrorist status given to the Ukrainian territories of Donetsk and Lugansk, and alluded to the French contract to supply Mistral ships to Russia.
“There are agreements that we can explain from the economic point of view but can not be understood,” added Linkevicius.
While the Spanish Minister José García-Margallo, specified that the arms embargo should be considered part of the “Phase 3” of sanctions that would cover “entire economic sectors” of Russia.