The damage to the economies of the Baltic states in the event of Russia's retaliatory measures can be very serious. Whole sectors of the economy can be ruined, Anton Alikhanov, the Governor of the Kaliningrad region of Russia said.
"Decisions can be completely different. Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Russian Security Council said that the damage to the economies of the Baltic States from potential retaliatory measures could be very serious. I can say that it may simply ruin a number of sectors of the economy that used to form a significant share of the state budgets of the Baltic countries,” the governor said.
Earlier, Alikhanov said that Russia's European neighbors stopped complying with their agreements. It's unfortunate, he said, but it didn't come as a surprise. The governor noted that Russia's response to the actions of Lithuania could be diverse.
In turn, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Russia's response to Lithuania's move to terminate freight transit to the Kaliningrad enclave would be practical, rather than diplomatic.
On June 18, it became known that the Lithuanian Railways notified the Kaliningrad Railway on the termination of the transit of a number of goods that fell under the sanctions of the European Union.
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