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Lithuanian Minister Hands in Resignation Over Belarus Sanctions

Gabrielius Landsbergis
Gabrielius LandsbergisPhotographer: Gints Ivuskans/AFP/Getty Images

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis resigned after criticism that the Baltic nation failed to stop the transit of Belarusian potash cargo after the U.S. imposed sanctions earlier this week.

The minister sent his formal resignation to the prime minister on Friday, spokeswoman Vytaute Smaizyte-Kuliesiene said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the premier will accept it. The nation’s Transport Minister has also indicated he may resign.