In Lithuania, unidentified people opened fire from pneumatic weapons at a Russian truck, Mash Telegram channel reports.
The incident occurred on July 5-6 overnight on the road leading towards the Kaliningrad region, near the Lithuanian city of Verbalis.
After the attack began, the trucker accelerated and headed for the safe zone. According to the driver, the attackers were chanting "Glory to Ukraine!" while shooting. Traces of pneumatic bullets were left on the windshield of the truck as a result of the attack.
Russian truck drivers say that this is not the first time when such attacks on their vehicles happen. Attacks usually occur in truck lines either at border crossings or near the border. According to truckers, it is Russian license plates that attract shooters. Some of the truckers said that they were ready to carry weapons to protect themselves.
Attacks on Russian trucks have become more frequent since the start of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. Drivers say that people may throw rocks at trucks with Russian license plates. Some drivers said that they received death threats. According to the Russian West website, Russian trucks are kept for days both at the entrance to Lithuania from Belarus and on the Russian-Lithuanian border.
On June 18, Lithuania banned the transit of Russian goods through its territory to the Kaliningrad enclave as part of the fifth package of EU sanctions against Russia. In response, the authorities of the Kaliningrad region proposed prohibiting imports and exports of any goods to and from Russia via the Baltic countries. The region hopes for a diplomatic settlement of the issue.
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