Lithuania has banned the transit of some goods to Kaliningrad by rail

From June 18, Lithuanian railways will no longer allow some cargo to pass to the Kaliningrad region and from it to other regions of Russia. The reason for the ban was the clarification of the updated EU sanctions regulation

on the border with Lithuania

Lithuanian Railways notified the Kaliningrad Railway that from midnight on June 18, they will stop passing transit trains with a number of goods that fall under EU sanctions. This was announced by the governor of the Russian region Anton Alikhanov in Telegram.

“In the afternoon we were confronted with the fact that from tomorrow these goods will not be accepted for transportation. According to our preliminary estimates, this is from 20 to 40% of the items that were transported between the Kaliningrad region and other regions of Russia. These are building materials, cement, metals, a number of other important for construction and production, — said the head of the region.

Alikhanov pointed out that such a decision violates the protocols for the accession of the Baltic countries to the EU, the rules of free transit. He stated about the “attempt to suffocate” Kaliningrad region.

“This will require us to urgently put on the Ust-Luga line”; Baltiysk» new ships, various bulk carriers. We are already working with the Ministry of Transport, Russian Railways, Rosmorport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs»,— said the governor.

RBC sent a request to the press service of the Lithuanian Railway.

He also published a letter from the Lithuanian cargo company LTG Cargo, which refers to the explanations of the European Commission on the effect of bans under EU regulation No. .

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