"What concerns us is that many partners are experiencing military pressure because of their choice. It's important to defend their decisions, not only for themselves, but also for us,” Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius told the press.
FM Linkevičius is attending European Union’s Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting in Brussels on Monday, together with foreign ministers from EU member states and their counterparts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
Linkevičius also called on member states to "stand strong and not appease economic blackmail or military actions".
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the Eastern Partnership programme.