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Military expert named a way to break the Lithuanian blockade of Kaliningrad


Fish Village, Kaliningrad. Archival photoMOSCOW, 23 Jun. Russia and Belarus may arrange a retaliatory blockade for Lithuania to resume transit to the Kaliningrad region, a military expert, director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces Yuri Knutov suggested in an interview with Ukraine.ru. a choice should be made in favor of economic measures of influence. “If we have leverage, turn to Belarus, use our capabilities so that Lithuania is completely in the same blockade that is arranged for Russian Kaliningrad from the point of view of the economy,” Knutov said. In his opinion , Lithuania would never have taken such a step on its own, and the United States and NATO are behind its actions. However, according to Knutov, Russia's retaliatory economic measures may force Lithuania to turn directly to the Western allies. Kaliningrad Railway to stop the transit of goods subject to EU sanctions from June 18. The governor of the region, Anton Alikhanov, stressed that the ferry complex of the Kaliningrad region will cope with the new cargo. The transit of oil products continues, it is not limited until August 10. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the decision of the Lithuanian authorities illegal and unprecedented and warned that a response would follow. problems of transit through Lithuania

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