Port fiasco: which of the “Baltic sisters” has a chance to escape?

Economy The Baltic states are building on the edge of the abyss. Moscow has endured for decades the Russophobian planted by the three former Soviet republics policiesuntil I decided to give them what they deserved. Biting their feeding hand, the Balts were deprived of the privilege of serving as the trading gate of Russia to Europe. The result is natural - an economic disaster, and now only a miracle can keep the "sisters" afloat. But not everyone will be saved.




Since the days of the USSR, a significant part of our exports went through the Baltic states, where all the necessary infrastructure was created for this. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was forced to continue to use the Baltic transit. However, Russophobic-minded regimes in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius openly abused their position, “having lost their shores”. As a result, the Kremlin made a strategic choice in favor of developing its own ports and related infrastructure on the Baltic Sea.

The representative of Rosmorrechflot, Nadezhda Zhikhareva, back in 2017, said:

By 2020, additional freight traffic is projected in the direction of the ports of the Baltic basin at the level of 60 million tons, of which 40 million tons are bulk cargo. This forecast takes into account the stock of capacities necessary for the reorientation of Russian foreign trade cargoes, which are currently being transshipped in ports of neighboring countries.


As the throughput capacity of domestic ports expands, cargo flow through these same "neighboring states" decreases from year to year. According to the manager of the port of Riga, Andris Ameriks, the capital of Latvia has actually lost revenues from the transit of oil and oil products. Russian coal, which now accounts for 39% of the total cargo flow, somehow helps to stay afloat.

But here the prospects are not so hot. Europe consciously refuses coal as an environmentally harmful type of fuel. Germany is ahead of all with its “green revolution”, which requires a transition from nuclear power plants and coal generation to gas and renewable energy sources. Otherwise, as a disaster for the Baltic states, this can not be called.

Is it any wonder that in such difficult times the “sisters” prefer to be saved separately?

That's how we toldthat Latvia crossed the road to Lithuania, agreeing to purchase electricity at BelAES, the fight against which became a matter of principle for Vilnius. And again, between the two small republics, the shadow of President Lukashenko arose. Minsk intends to reorient its exports from Lithuanian Klaipeda to Riga, and she is happy to seize on this opportunity, which was confirmed by the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgar Rinkevich:

Latvia sees the potential for cooperation with Belarus within the Eurasian transport corridor, and we offer the Latvian transit infrastructure for servicing the cargoes of the Great Stone industrial park.


The mythical “Baltic unity” collapses before our eyes, and the Belarusian president habitually and skillfully plays on contradictions, squeezing the most out of all his business partners.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 17 August 2019 11: 33
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    Since 1991, the Baltic States have been mocking and openly humiliating Russia. 28 years! And why do I need such inhibited power?
    1. vik669 Offline
      vik669 (vik669) 18 August 2019 12: 17
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      So what a herd, such and a shepherd - that’s why I need this! Or are you one of those who just went for a walk?
    2. Robert Robertovich 19 August 2019 08: 38
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      In power...



      For whom to change, to Lesha Navalny?
      1. Overlord Offline
        Overlord (V for Vendetta) 19 August 2019 12: 13
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        To enforce the LAW, the president should be a GUARANTEE of the CONSTITUTION, and not a lying thief.
        1. Robert Robertovich 8 September 2019 07: 38
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          That is, you claim that our president is a lying thief, but you do not have any reliable evidence. Well, who is the lying thief? The answer is obvious - you. And your "cash osha" already has a criminal record, which he denies with all his might ...
          Further: who convinced you that he should be the guarantor of the constitution. What constitution? How is your basement Latvian-Lithuanian? Or maybe the Stalinist (the only constitution in the creation of which the people took part)?
          The only thing the president has to do is what he promised in the election. Otherwise, the institution of the president makes no sense.
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  3. Pawel ignatiew Offline
    Pawel ignatiew (Pawel Ignatiew) 19 August 2019 02: 25
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    I do not eat sprats. negative
    1. Oleg RB Offline
      Oleg RB (Oleg) 20 August 2019 18: 23
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      In vain. Yummy.
      Well, if the Baltic - Russian do not buy, but real.
      1. nesvobodnaja Offline
        nesvobodnaja (Unfree Press) 23 August 2019 18: 34
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        “Real” - is it Belarusian, or what? )))
  4. Overlord Offline
    Overlord (V for Vendetta) 19 August 2019 05: 54
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    Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia are the only post-Soviet countries that overtake the Russian Federation by GDP per capita with PPPs. Moreover, Lithuania and Estonia are very much ahead. What kind of fall into the abyss are we talking about? Here, it seems, just envy and propaganda, just having eyes - it’s easy to see that this is a lie
    1. Overlord Offline
      Overlord (V for Vendetta) 19 August 2019 12: 10
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      And what are you minus? These are the facts. Afraid of the facts?
      1. Oleg RB Offline
        Oleg RB (Oleg) 20 August 2019 18: 24
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        Here it’s just fashionable to minus the way it is.
    2. Aleksandr1981 Offline
      Aleksandr1981 (Alexander) 24 August 2019 16: 51
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      Germany subsidizes Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia from its budget and this is what ensures their GDP. So, this is the merit of German taxpayers, not the Baltic labuses.
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    SANDRO (Sandro) 19 August 2019 08: 35
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    There is no man’s land in the world, therefore all additions to existing territories take place exclusively by seizure, and if the possession of the USSR / Russia by the Kuril Islands can still be somehow explained (as the ancients said, “Woe to the vanquished”!), Then the annexation of the Baltic countries does not can be justified! It turned out that I freed you from the Nazis, so be so kind as to “voluntarily” join the State, but everyone knows that no one asked the USSR for this “service”! And then it turned out what happened ...
    1. nesvobodnaja Offline
      nesvobodnaja (Unfree Press) 23 August 2019 19: 03
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      Apparently, the small towns there are so strong that it seemed an impossible task for the Baltic states to be on the front line of a large political association, which was the USSR.
      Prefer quietly to "leave the gardens." )