Losses are growing: Russia ignored Latvia's request to stop the fall in transit

At present, there is an increase in losses in Latvia from the fall of Russian transit through the territory of this country. Thus, the turnover of Latvian Railways (Latvijas dzelzceļš) this year has decreased by a quarter from last year's figures, the company's losses for the last year amounted to about 2,2 million euros. It is reported by "Sputnik Latvia".

Due to different economic and geopolitical processes in the first three quarters of this year, the downward trend in cargo turnover that emerged in 2019 continued

- noted in the Latvian Railway.

In 9 months of this year, the volume of freight traffic of Latvian Railways has decreased by about 44 percent compared to the same period in 2019. Goods from abroad were transported less by 52,1 percent over the same period.

Taking into account the decreased traffic volume, Latvian Railways will end the year with losses

- said in the company's report.

At the end of November, the Latvian Ministry of Transport appealed to Russia with a request to stop the decrease in the volume of freight traffic through Latvia - Tvnet.lv writes about this. Uldis Reimanis, Deputy State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Transport, has addressed a corresponding letter to his colleague from Russia Yuri Petrov.

The letter says about the drop in the transit of Russian goods through the territory of Latvia due to bureaucratic delays in the procedure of customs clearance of goods, in connection with which the transportation of coal was completely suspended in November.

With a view to the prospects for the implementation of a new direction of cargo transportation from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg, representatives of the "Latvian Railways" met with colleagues from Russian Railways, but Russia ignored Latvia's request, recommending that Russian Railways not take part in joint projects with the Baltic state - in Latvia it is believed that this happened "For political reasons."
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  1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 4 December 2020 13: 39
    Russia ignored Latvia's request, advising Russian Railways not to take part in joint projects with the Baltic state - in Latvia it is believed that this happened "for political reasons."

    Great news. The money from the transit will remain in Russia, taxes will be spent on salaries and pensions, and let the Latvian legionnaires and their followers go to the porch.
  2. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 4 December 2020 14: 08
    A huge cargo port has been created in Ust-Luga, with terminals, railway entrances, cargo platforms ... Russian entrepreneurs have invested a lot of money in the development of Ust-Luga, and for Russian entrepreneurs, Lithuanian ports, as well as Latvian, competitors ... That's all politics.
    1. Starover_Z Offline Starover_Z
      Starover_Z (Yuri) 6 December 2020 20: 18
      Quote: bobba94
      and for Russian entrepreneurs, Lithuanian ports, as well as Latvian ones, are competitors .... That's the whole policy.

      Nothing personal just business !
  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 4 December 2020 14: 10
    It was time to do it
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 December 2020 16: 29
    Not bad.
    Although how much of this is due to the crown and not politics is unclear.
  5. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 4 December 2020 16: 30
    During the war with Yugoslavia, NATO and the EU called on to cut off shipments of oil products to Yugoslavia. The tribalts were neither in NATO, nor in the EU, but, in the future, they gave it a shot. And the Russian Federation was unable to ship its own oil products through the Tribaltika. And there were no terminals of their own. As soon as he came to power, Putin immediately launched the process of creating a hub in Ust Luga. And the tribals continued to bullshit.
    And now, only 20 years have passed and they understood what was the matter.
    Now let them die. And by their example, the rest will understand what it is like to get involved with Russia. There will be no need for war.
    And requests to maintain transit are doubly stupid: the hub was built, it should pay off. Why should the Russian Federation give money to all sorts of idiots?
  6. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 4 December 2020 16: 34
    there is an old saying about "don't spit in the well ...."
    1. Starover_Z Offline Starover_Z
      Starover_Z (Yuri) 6 December 2020 20: 19
      Quote: faiver
      there is an old saying about "don't spit in the well ...."

      Well, that flew in response!
  7. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 4 December 2020 23: 56
    Now let their railway. they are also sponsored by fascists, Russophobic creatures ...
  8. sgr291158 Offline sgr291158
    sgr291158 (Sergei) 5 December 2020 07: 33
    They gave up.
  9. Volga073 Offline Volga073
    Volga073 (MIKLE) 5 December 2020 08: 34
    They should have cut the pipe 30 years ago.
    Fascists and Nationalists.
    1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 5 December 2020 16: 30
      Quote: Volga073
      They should have cut the pipe 30 years ago.

      But they did not learn the "lessons of the trumpet", how many years have passed, and everyone is like those failures. At one time they said: do not bother, do not fight the prices for transit through the pipe, they did not hear and overnight a significant part of the budget evaporated. But the lessons are not learned, to feel sorry for them or something - the conclusions should have been drawn earlier.
  10. updidi Offline updidi
    updidi (Alexander Kazakov) 5 December 2020 10: 21
    It's bad that Russian non-citizens in Latvia are losing their jobs because of all this
    1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 6 December 2020 01: 49
      Aren't you sorry for the Russian workers of Ust-Luga?
      You are our compassionate! or not ours?
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  11. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 5 December 2020 11: 40
    An interesting expression is the growth of losses.
    The loss, from the gain not received, is very different, isn't it?
    By the way! And how much has the transit increased over the specified period already at the Russian ports? Logically, exactly by the amount of "loss" of Latvian ports?
    If not, then it's just a drop in exports as a whole.
    1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 6 December 2020 01: 51
      Are we making a good face?
      (Are we building smart guys?)
  12. Transit fell!
    All Latvia is crying
    And Russia a fig in the nose
    Chukhontsam offers!
  13. Dmitry Donskoy Offline Dmitry Donskoy
    Dmitry Donskoy (Dmitry Donskoy) 5 December 2020 12: 44
    Nevertheless, they live better than any Russian.
    1. George W. Bush - medium (George Bush - average) 5 December 2020 13: 02
      This is a blatant lie.
    2. what is the life of a guest worker!
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    4. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 6 December 2020 01: 54
      Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
      Nevertheless, they live better than any Russian.

      Oh well....
      And yes, you were in the Tribaltia?
      Or so - use your tongue?
    5. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 6 December 2020 09: 38
      Better? What? Just don't broadcast the EU advertisement. I don't care about their "freedoms".
  14. Yurets Offline Yurets
    Yurets (Yuri) 5 December 2020 18: 21
    And where is their perverted Baltic pride !? Enough to feed the Bandera and forest brothers, it is time to completely stop all transit, as well as trade, especially energy resources!
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  16. Alexander Razgulyaev (Alexander Razgulyaev) 6 December 2020 08: 27
    As it comes around, it will respond.
  17. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 6 December 2020 09: 45
    Funny people, the politicians of the former soyuznykh. Decided to live separately, free from Russia? Flag in your hands, you will not be forcibly sweet. But why did they decide that Russia will keep them in the future, I am absolutely incomprehensible. This is not only the Balts, in general, all independent. Or did they decide that it would be like a union? CMEA was fed, and another third of Africa.
  18. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 6 December 2020 09: 58
    and done right.
  19. Volkov Vadim Offline Volkov Vadim
    Volkov Vadim (Vadim) 6 December 2020 14: 24
    And what were the other options?