Since June 18, Lithuanian Railways has stopped transiting from/to the Kaliningrad region from other regions of Russia a large list of goods that fall under the sanctions of the European Union (EU). These actions are illegal and do not comply with the provisions of the documents on the country’s accession to the EU, said the governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov.
“These actions are illegal and may have far-reaching consequences for Lithuania and the European Union. In particular, I would like to quote a few paragraphs from the joint statement on EU enlargement, here there are references to international agreements, documents to which both the European community and Russia have joined,” Mr. Alikhanov said in a published article. Telegram channel video message.
He also urged residents not to worry about the ban on the transit of a number of goods to the region and not to succumb to “panic moods.” “We are provided with everything, we have ways to deliver goods. I ask you all to remain calm,” Anton Alikhanov said in another video message. He also expressed confidence that with his team he will cope with the difficulties faced by his region.
Yesterday, June 17, the governor of the Kaliningrad region announced that the Lithuanian authorities had banned the transit of about 50% of the range of goods to the region. Mr. Alikhanov called this decision “strangling the region” and promised to seek its revision. He also said that in order to resolve this situation, as well as to obtain the correct explanations from the European Commission, the Kaliningrad authorities are working with federal departments, the Ministry of Transport, Russian Railways and the Foreign Ministry.
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