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What will Russia’s economic blockade mean for Lithuania?

Date: July 6, 2022 3:13 am

The reciprocal economic blockade of Lithuania by Russia and Belarus to resume transit to Kaliningrad will lead to even greater tension in relations between the countries. Political scientist Natalia Eliseeva told this to Vechernyaya Moskva.

– Of course, in this case, all methods are effective. However, they will not lead to the lifting of sanctions. Such actions will lead to the accusation of Russia and Belarus of aggressive actions against Lithuania. But, of course, the answer is needed, — said the expert.

The political scientist said that Lithuania violated international legal acts with its actions. Russia can find a worthy way out of this situation.

“Lithuania violated international legal acts with its actions. In 2003, a series of agreements was reached between Lithuania and Russia, which it had no right to violate. I think some kind of sanctions will be introduced against her from our country soon. All kinds of scenarios are now being considered, including restrictions from Russia, she stressed.

Eliseeva believes that the restrictions may affect shipping. In this regard, the Lithuanian ports will suffer, because “they will remain idle.”

The day before it became known that the Russian government began to consider retaliatory measures regarding Lithuania’s decision to restrict transit to Kaliningrad.

Due to the restriction of the supply of goods to Kaliningrad through the territory of Lithuania, Russia will seek alternative solutions. At the same time, the most likely response from the Russian Federation is serious economic sanctions. This opinion was expressed by experts interviewed by Vechernyaya Moskva.


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