Residents of Kaliningrad may become hostages of the European Union

On February 20, 2020, when leaders of the European Union (EU) member states were discussing the future EU budget for 2021–2027 in Brussels, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius announced that his country needed more money for the normal functioning of the Kaliningrad transit. We are talking about a simplified movement by rail of more than 400 thousand Russians from Kaliningrad to “greater Russia” and vice versa.

To ensure the normal functioning of the Kaliningrad transit scheme, my state should receive from the EU budget 215 million euros annually. European officials are ready to allocate only 139 million each. Due to clearly insufficient funding for Russians, the rules for traveling through Lithuania by rail may be complicated

- said a senior Lithuanian official.

It should be noted that the Department of Statistics under the Ministry of Finance of Lithuania annually publishes a report on this transit. After all, upon joining the EU in 2004, Lithuania undertook to ensure such transit through its territory. Moreover, the transit scheme was approved in Brussels, and all responsibility for the execution was vested in Vilnius.

It should be added that before flying to Brussels, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda told the press that his country is in full compliance with all transit agreements reached by the EU and Russia 16 years ago. At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that the European Commission (EC - the EU government) really defends the mentioned figure of 139 million euros. Being at the ramp, the President of Lithuania promised that he would insist on the full financing of the Kaliningrad European program.

But reducing the size of the long-term financial outlook will indeed complicate the provision of a transit scheme. And if it’s simpler, the ability of citizens of the Russian Federation to move to the exclave and in the opposite direction

- lamented the president of Lithuania.

Do not hold Lithuania for a partner unreliable or unpredictable. We are truly responsible members of the EU and are truly responsible in our commitment. At the same time, we have requirements that we speak about aloud

- this is the answer of the President of Lithuania to the question of a possible temporary or partial freezing of transit.

Lithuania is not rich enough to finance pan-European projects

- stressed Nauseda.

From this we can conclude that Lithuania is actively trying to "scratch" the money from Brussels. If Vilnius succeeds, then there should be no difficulties with the transit of Russians in principle. However, if the EU protests, then the Lithuanians can easily put pressure on European officials through “transit difficulties” and then Russia will be forced to intervene in this matter, which is important for transit to be preserved.
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    123 (123) 21 February 2020 17: 09
    Stupid labuses, fool contact Shoigu, he will ensure uninterrupted transit good and the EU will not ask for a cent. request The most reliable transport company with him. soldier
  2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 21 February 2020 19: 29
    But Russia is not so rich as to provide Lithuania and the Lithuanians! It is time for the Lithuanian government to think not only about Russophobia, but also that the Russian Federation is not obliged to feed Chubais and grant them their citizenship ... Passports of NOT CITIZENS can be introduced not only in the Baltic States ... Yes, and introduce a complete embargo on trade with Lithuania , Latvia and Estonia, the Russian Federation also has every right, not all the USA and their lackeys to impose sanctions against the Russian Federation ... it would be time to rake back as well ... Let's see who will lose the most from closing the border, Russia or Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia ... with their peoples ..
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      123 (123) 21 February 2020 19: 37
      It is time for the Lithuanian government to think not only about Russophobia, but also that the Russian Federation is not obliged to feed the Chubais and grant them their citizenship ...

      Do you offer to follow their path? belay How to divide into citizens and non-citizens do you propose? By last name or nationality?
      1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 21 February 2020 19: 45
        And it’s time for the column to return the nationality to the passport, that it was removed was a mistake ... Yes, and they handed out citizenship and handed out to anyone, which leads to the appearance in Russia of a foreign animal with Russophobia, exploding the metro and other objects in Russia, which leads to the death of the indigenous population of Russia and the Russian Federation causing material damage, which is unacceptable ... I'm not talking about the fact that the FSB is tired of catching Ukrainians and Georgians in Russia for espionage against the Russian Federation, and Uzbeks for banditry and mass killings with robberies (they killed near Moscow drivers and their pa sazhirov about hundreds of killed Russian citizens). This ethnic crime is already tired, it's time to take action! In the United States, during the war with Japan, all Japanese, including US citizenship, were simply driven to a concentration camp ... In NATO countries, even today, they are deprived of a residence permit for deportation to the state and deported from the country!
      2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 21 February 2020 20: 09
        In the United States, anyone who obtains US citizenship swears allegiance to the United States and vows to protect the United States and the interests of the United States with arms in their hands, including from their historical homeland, only in the Russian Federation those who have come in are arrogant to threaten with sabotage and terrorist acts in the event of a Russian conflict with their historical homeland, or openly go to fight against Russia and its interests on the side of foreign states ... Russia does not need such! Call everyone on the list in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, at the place of residence, and let them swear allegiance to the Russian Federation, who refused to deprive of citizenship and deported from the Russian Federation at 24 o’clock, with confiscation of property!
  3. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 21 February 2020 20: 41
    Labusnya, like the Ukrainians with the pshek, they just need to dump money on the ball, they will sell their mother, but conversations with them should be short, if you don’t want it in a good way - get it in the face, otherwise they don’t understand.