Moscow's response to Kaliningrad blockade will be sensitive to Lithuanians

Moscow's response to the blockade of the Kaliningrad enclave will be sensitive for the citizens of Lithuania, Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said during a meeting on issues of national security in the North-West of Russia.

According to him, the situation on the border territory of the Russian enclave has been escalating against the backdrop of NATO's growing military and intelligence presence, as well as under the influence of informational and economic pressure from Western countries.

Lithuania's blockade of the Kaliningrad enclave comes as a violation of the norms and principles of international law. Lithuania's move shows that Russia should not trust any statements coming from Western officials.

"Russia will definitely react to such hostile actions. Measures will be taken in the near future accordingly, they are being developed in the interdepartmental format. Their consequences will have a serious negative impact for the population of Lithuania,” Patrushev assured.

Earlier, the Lithuanian Railways notified the Kaliningrad Railway of the termination of the transit of a number of goods that fell under the sanctions of the European Union (EU).

What goods Lithuania can no longer transit to Kaliningrad

The authorities of the Kaliningrad region published the list of goods prohibited from transit via Lithuania. The list published by the Ministry of Economic Development of the region consists of 66 pages. The listed of prohibited goods in particular includes:

  • Metal products, fittings, welded pipes
  • Products for aviation and space industry
  • Installations for natural gas liquefaction
  • Cigars
  • Perfume
  • Faience, ceramic or stoneware products
  • Household appliances over €750
  • Sound recording equipment (over €1,000) and musical instruments (over €1,500)

Oil and oil products may be banned in December 2022, the document also said.

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Author`s name: Editorial Team, Editor: Dmitry Sudakov