The EU intends to allocate EUR 8 million to build a border crossing between the Kaliningrad Region and Lithuania near the town of Chernyshevsky, and EUR 3 million for the construction of a border crossing with Poland near the town of Bagrationovsk. According to Rosbalt's correspondent, this was announced at a press conference on Wednesday by the European Commission's representative Giovanni Cremonini. According to Cremonini, exact dates for the start of construction have not been set out yet and will depend on the speed with which land is allocated for the crossings. Cremonini noted that the development of border infrastructure is extremely important for bringing Russia into the European market.
Military expert Vladimir Orlov expressed the opinion that the Pentagon is preparing to strike at least four Russian regions.