Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:36

Lithuania declares a day of national mourning for the 25 people killed in Kyiev

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The standoff between Ukrainians who want more democracy and closer ties with the European Union  and the current government that is aligned with Russia erupted Feb 19 in an explosion of violence that left at least 25 dead and hundreds of people injured.

The deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital have drawn sharp reactions from the Lithuanian leaders.

The Lithuanian Government has also declares Wednesday a day of national mourning.

Lithuanian Foreign Minister canceled his visit to the U.S. and flew back to Europe to attend on Feb 20 to attend extraordinary meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine.

In an interview to Bloomberg earlier on February 18, Lithuanian FM Linkevicius also said the EU should weigh whether to impose targeted sanctions against Ukrainian officials if the government uses force to suppress anti-government demonstrations.

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