Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev threatened Lithuania and its citizens.
The Russian Federation promised to respond to Lithuania on transport blockade of sanctioned goods in the Kaliningrad region.
It is reported by “RIA News”.
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev threatened Lithuania and its citizens with a response for the ban on the transit of goods and technologies, which are subject to sanctions, between Russia and the Kaliningrad region.
“We will soon respond to the decision of Vilnius to declare a transport blockade of the Kaliningrad region, this will seriously affect the inhabitants of Lithuania,” he said.
As UNIAN reported, Lithuania since June 18 stopped the transit of sanctioned cargo between the Kaliningrad region and the main territory of the Russian Federation.
Subsequently, the governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov saidthat Lithuania’s decision to ban transit is “economic strangulation of the region.” According to Alikhanov, the authorities will seek a review of the decision.
Later member of the Federation Council Andrei Klishas statedthat “an attempt to establish a transport blockade of the Kaliningrad region by Lithuania is a violation of Russia’s sovereignty over this region.”