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Top Sanctions Cheerleader Can’t Wean Itself Off Russian Trade

Baltic states feel threatened by Russia
Lithuania's Euro Adoption
Peter Kollanyi/Bloomberg

Eastern Europe's most vocal supporter of sanctions against Russia is suffering the most because of them.

Lithuania's fiery leader, Dalia Grybauskaite, backs extending and even deepening penalties for Russia over Ukraine. Meanwhile, her nation's economy is shrinking for the first time since 2010 as trade with its former Soviet master withers. It still ships a bigger share of exports to Russia than any other European Union member.