Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis called on Monday for a stronger NATO defence of the Baltic region as well as embargoes on Russian energy sales following the invasion of Ukraine.

"Energy sources which we import pay for the Russian military operation. We cannot pay for oil and gas with the blood of Ukraine," Landsbergis told a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

(Reporting by Andrius Sytas and Simon Lewis, editing by Terje Solsvik)