“We are not afraid for Kaliningrad”: Lithuanian authorities scoff at Russian threats


The restrictions imposed by Lithuania on the transit of goods to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation revealed the acute vulnerability of the region, which is part of the Russian Federation, but is not physically connected to the rest of the territory of the mother state. Russian authorities on Monday threatened Lithuania, a NATO member, with severe retaliation if the Baltic nation does not soon lift its ban on transporting certain goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad by rail. The New York Times writes about it.


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the situation was "more than serious." He called the new restrictions "an element of the blockade" of the region and "a violation of all possible legislation." In Vilnius, they justify themselves rather ingenuously. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis defended the restrictions on supplies to Kaliningrad, saying his country was only complying with EU sanctions. Moscow's possible retaliatory actions do not frighten him.

According to NYT reporters, officials in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, accustomed to Russian threats, took Moscow’s warnings mostly with derision, as “bragging”, because Russia’s unrestrained statements were made by a state that is “very bogged down in Ukraine” and which is not up to “second front."

We are not particularly afraid of Russian threats, as the Kremlin currently has very few options on how to strike back.

said Lauinas Kasiunas, chairman of the National Security and Defense Committee of the Lithuanian Parliament.

A Russian military response, he added, is "highly unlikely" because Lithuania is a member of NATO. If this were not the case, Moscow would probably consider all options, while Vilnius would think about it. So for the time being, no progress is expected to lift the resonant ban on the transit of goods.

Up to 50 percent of all rail freight transported between mainland Russia and Kaliningrad, which Russian officials say includes construction materials, concrete and metals, and other goods and products, will be affected by the ban announced last week.

According to the American edition, Kaliningrad was once touted by Russia as a symbol of its growing ties with Europe. But lately, the exclave has turned into an unstable fault line of the East-West axis. The territories of the region have become a point of mutual accusations and blackmail.
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  1. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 21 June 2022 10: 14
    +1
    Apart from the use of military force, otherwise Russia really has little chance of "punishing Lithuania." On the contrary, there is a possibility that Lithuania itself can, for example, disconnect the KO from Russian gas by blocking the transit pipeline. And yet, something can be done. This is to build, or rather to finish building at last, a large nuclear power plant in the KO. Of course, Poland and Lithuania will throw a tantrum, but they themselves forced
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) 21 June 2022 10: 22
      +5
      otherwise, Russia really has little chance of "punishing Lithuania"

      - since Lithuania "simply implements EU sanctions", then the EU must be punished and GAS turned off, and EVERYONE ....
      1. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
        3danimal 22 June 2022 02: 05
        -2
        This is not enough. Where better to resolve the issue with Lithuania, capturing part of the land for a direct corridor to Kaliningrad.
        The army of the Russian Federation is large and strong, they will conduct a lightning operation.
        NATO members, Americans are afraid of the Russian military, we have been hearing this for about 20 years. This is beyond doubt.
        It's time to test their strength (with obvious benefits). I'm sure they'll run away right away.
        In any case, it's worth a try.
        This will divert attention from Ukraine, for example.
    2. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 21 June 2022 10: 54
      +1
      This is to build, or rather to finish building at last, a large nuclear power plant in the KO.

      So this is how many years it will be built ...
      1. GIS Offline GIS
        GIS (Ildus) 21 June 2022 11: 25
        +2
        Yes, and materials also need to be transported, and by train it is much cheaper
        1. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 21 June 2022 13: 48
          -1
          Yes, and materials also need to be transported, and by train it is much cheaper

          Perhaps just because of the nuclear power plant they imposed a ban on the transport of building materials. Pretty suspicious coincidence.
      2. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 21 June 2022 12: 30
        +3
        Something has already been built, such as the foundation and walls. So we need to restart construction. Same UGS. Construction started but not completed. And the lack of a full-fledged UGS facility does not allow using the existing LNG terminal
    3. Vamp Offline Vamp
      Vamp (wamp) 21 June 2022 13: 32
      +1
      Quote: Colonel Kudasov
      Russia really has little chance of "punishing Lithuania"

      On their blockade, you can declare your own blockade, sea and air.

      Quote: Colonel Kudasov
      finally complete a large nuclear power plant in KO

      Too big. If you do not sell electricity, then it is not profitable.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 June 2022 12: 45
    -3
    Lithuania is completely dependent on our electricity. Turn it off and that's it!! Let them sit by candlelight until their sanctions are lifted. But Putin is a weak politician. He will bring the situation to war, as in Ukraine. And then he says that we had no other choice.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 21 June 2022 16: 14
      0
      well, according to you, then you should ALREADY be mobilized and our ALL country should have already been "under the gun" ... but this has not happened so far
      and you, and I, and many others live their normal lives and do not worry much about this.
      to your chagrin, GDP is the most powerful politician.
      ps I, too, would have turned off the gas / electricity for them a long time ago and let NATO "" have it, but if you think strategically ... here the data is not enough ... as they wrote yesterday: "The Russians are playing their play. And no one has read it. ))) and will not be allowed to read)))
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 21 June 2022 17: 03
        -2
        you should ALREADY be mobilized and our ALL country should have already been "under arms" ..

        Can you imagine what will happen to the unit if I am mobilized? With my views and campaigning opportunities, but with professional skills. I am not a private and not a corporal by rank. People like me should not be given weapons, and even more so by a commander, even a platoon. A smaller charter does not allow.
        1. GIS Offline GIS
          GIS (Ildus) 22 June 2022 07: 47
          +1
          and what? Will you "betray" the country in the footsteps of Vlasov? Or will you sabotage orders?
          I think that you, like most people in this country, understand that first you need to strengthen the borders, and only then decide the question of the correctness of the course and the correctness of the participants in the course that the country is following
          1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
            steelmaker 22 June 2022 08: 13
            -2
            and what? Will you "betray" the country in the footsteps of Vlasov?

            What education, too, bought! Vlasov moved to serve Hitler, and I will defend my country, from mediocrity with a purchased education! Something I don’t hear on this SVO shouting: “For Putin”! And I don’t see members of his party in the trenches either. Basically all non-partisans. ED prefers to command from trenches, bunkers and high fences.
            "that we must first strengthen the borders,"
            And Putin for 20 years, what did he do in power and what place did he think? He sat on Soviet galoshes and poured mud on Stalin and Lenin. And now it turns out: "Sentry! They pinned us to the wall!"
            Those who led the country to war, they are now "extinguishing the fire." And mediocrity does not solve problems, mediocrity creates problems!
            1. GIS Offline GIS
              GIS (Ildus) 22 June 2022 08: 44
              +1
              I taught history at school that way in the year 85, it seems that I know Vlasov. poke me not enough)))
              what does the shouting "for Putin" have to do with it????
              ER then where? they do not cause positive emotions in anyone, even when they come to the elderly with gifts on holidays. for photos and PR, they seem to be ready for anything.
              As for

              And Putin for 20 years, what did he do in power and what place did he think

              - and you can’t see anything but galoshes there: no border guards? no customs? no army? you

              I am not an ordinary and not a corporal by rank

              and certainly should see the difference between what it was 20 years ago and now. or no difference?
              1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
                aslanxnumx (Aslan) 22 June 2022 09: 24
                0
                And what’s the difference. I didn’t live better, in 1998 I could buy a 4-year-old car for 3 thousand dollars, the food was cheaper and better. Medicine was still free. to a military school. Signing a contract with the Russian Guard with 230 rubles. begins. More to list. Prices, they no longer surprise
                1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 22 June 2022 12: 26
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                  Quote: aslan642
                  And what’s the difference. I didn’t live better, in 1998 I could buy a 4-year-old car for 3 thousand dollars, the food was cheaper and better. Medicine was still free. to a military school. Signing a contract with the Russian Guard with 230 rubles. begins. More to list. Prices, they no longer surprise

                  It is strange: "for some reason" in 1998, Russian citizens owned 18 million cars, and now - 48 million ....
                  Given paid medicine, the high cost of entering a military school and expensive food ...
                  And where does the money come from for all this? request
                  1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
                    aslanxnumx (Aslan) 22 June 2022 13: 04
                    -1
                    Not everyone, but those who do not have enough credit, then credit again. People live in back-to-back savings on everything
                    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 22 June 2022 13: 09
                      +1
                      Once again: in 20 years, the number of vehicles owned by citizens has increased from 18 to 48 million, or 30 million more than 20 years ago ....
                      1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
                        aslanxnumx (Aslan) 23 June 2022 09: 10
                        -1
                        20 years ago, there were few cars produced and there were even fewer loans
                      2. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
                        aslanxnumx (Aslan) 23 June 2022 09: 19
                        0
                        In 1991, there were 16,5 million cars in Russia. There are 1000 cars per 69 people, in 2021 there are 1000 cars per 309 people.
                    2. GIS Offline GIS
                      GIS (Ildus) 23 June 2022 07: 36
                      0
                      And still. do you see destruction all around? ruined houses, schools, gardens and hospitals?
                      yes, it was all systematically destroyed, yes, the salaries of officials (not all!) are far from normal in the direction of space heights, yes, in places we have not so hot with roads, BUT YOU NOW have a com / phone from which you write, you have the opportunity to take a loan, which means you have a job. Surely there is a car. what about your neighbors? the same set or do they live in a dilapidated hut?
                      let's be honest: compared to the 90s, we live better, compared to the 80s, I can’t tell you for sure (I went to school and everything suited me), but according to my parents, the state had many incentives for the lives of citizens (how it would have turned if I had stayed I don’t know the USSR, but my opinion is that the auto industry would have set up the production of flying cars and (YUT and MK magazines are an indicator for me in this regard).
                      a lot of bad things happened and this can’t be changed, but the state is changing towards people. For me it is so, in your opinion it seems to change little. but 30 years of the path to "Western society" will not be in vain and we will not see cardinal changes at once, only when compared in 5-10 years. only then will the difference be noticeable
                      1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
                        aslanxnumx (Aslan) 23 June 2022 09: 24
                        0
                        Yes, compared to 90 years, it’s better, but why is it worse than in Switzerland or Holland. They probably have more oil and gas. Maybe because there is no such power there. The road map, there is such a name in Russia, and according to it maternity, surgical departments are being reduced. Doctors are being reduced. Hospitals have been closed, I am silent about factories. List more?
                      2. GIS Offline GIS
                        GIS (Ildus) 23 June 2022 09: 45
                        0
                        dear, have you been to the Netherlands recently or to Switzerland?
                        Are you comparing the lives of ordinary people or those who rose on "Jewish gold" during the Second World War?
                        now about us:
                        about FAPs in Udmurtia, they broadcast that several new ones were opened. Now we just need to find workers. because the program (road map) provides "elevating" for young professionals who want to work there.
                        I'm not saying everything is fine. I didn't write like that. I wrote that NOT EVERYTHING is BAD as you see it.
                      3. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
                        aslanxnumx (Aslan) 23 June 2022 16: 38
                        0
                        I lived and worked in Switzerland for six months. There, with the salaries of a simple worker, Moscow did not stand close. In Holland, I received 11 euros per hour, 50 percent extra on Saturday, 100 percent on weekends and holidays. THIS is the minimum. He can imagine that a Tajik will be paid for unemployment.
                      4. GIS Offline GIS
                        GIS (Ildus) 24 June 2022 07: 52
                        0
                        it is now? Half a year ago? 10 years ago? - when?
                      5. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
                        aslanxnumx (Aslan) 24 June 2022 08: 54
                        -1
                        This is two years ago. My daughter lives in Holland and prices have not jumped as much as in Russia, the zombie box shows a lot of fairy tales, like in Soviet times, that the capitalists are on the edge of the abyss, although we were at the bottom of the abyss and looked whether they would fall or not. eternal crisis and the most difficult is yet to come.
                      6. GIS Offline GIS
                        GIS (Ildus) 24 June 2022 13: 37
                        0
                        I'll tell you a secret: EVERYONE STILL AHEAD.
                        we were deliberately drowned, and they drove themselves.
                        at prices in the Russian Federation, I have only one answer: everyone who lives in dollars and those close to them want to "get drunk in the end." and the FAS "does not catch flies" .... if your daughter lives there normally, well, that's great.
                        where does the zomboyaschik come in if you and I are here in VO. there are still a lot of sites (I can’t go to the cart yet)
  3. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 22 June 2022 08: 45
    -1
    Those who led the country to war

    now they are holed up abroad or already in the ground. Well, this is my personal opinion.
  4. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 22 June 2022 12: 28
    +1
    Vlasov went to serve Hitler, and I will defend my country,

    And who will you obey during this "protection"? soldier
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  • Polente the Wanderer 21 June 2022 20: 42
    -1
    Lithuania will stop deliveries of electricity from Russia from May 22. This was announced by the company Litgrid, which is engaged in the country's electricity supply.

    https://www.mk.ru/economics/2022/05/20/litva-nazvala-datu-prekrashheniya-importa-rossiyskoy-elektroenergii.html.
    In export to Lithuania, we do not have EE supplies, maybe it happens differently somehow?
    https://ru-stat.com/date-M201402-202104/RU/export/LT.
    There is a truth "hidden section"
  • Polente the Wanderer 21 June 2022 20: 35
    +3
    30 years supposed? that it could be so, but as always there was not enough time ... And there are no new ferries, except for 2 built in Turkey (at least a hull). But 300 billion dollars fed the US economy until they were frozen ...
  • Polente the Wanderer 21 June 2022 21: 23
    0
    State Duma deputy from United Russia, Oleg Morozov, proposed introducing a sanctions ban on all Lithuanian goods, as well as suspending energy traffic from Belarus.

    https://www.rbc.ru/politics/20/06/2022/62b06bc29a7947449e062cf5?from=column_1.
    Previously, Belarusians always had an alternative path. How will it turn out in this case?
  • Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 22 June 2022 13: 05
    0
    Lithuania really has nothing to fear, especially against the backdrop of the Russian Federation's ultimatum on non-expansion of NATO. Behind them stands all the political, economic and military power of the collective West, and the Russian Federation has no opportunity to fight with the whole world. To find an opportunity and continue negotiations with the Nazis on the denazification of Ukraine and the recognition of Crimea from the DPR-LPR.
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 22 June 2022 14: 19
      0
      And what about the "background"?
    2. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
      3danimal 22 June 2022 18: 09
      -1
      all the political and economic and military power of the collective West, and the Russian Federation has no opportunity to fight with the whole world.

      You forget: the soldiers of NATO and the United States are organically afraid of the Russians, when they see them they will begin to scatter and surrender en masse. We have heard about this for the last 15-20 years, it is time to remember.
      Therefore, our superhumans will easily reach even the Atlantic.

      You gotta believe in it

      Volodin
      1. Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 24 June 2022 11: 21
        0
        They will not scatter, but they will also die like their colleagues from Ukraine. A projectile to tear apart someone, a Ukrainian in portacocks or a Pole, a Negro from Texas or a transgender from Holland.
        1. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
          3danimal 26 June 2022 21: 09
          0
          They won't run away

          There will be more. When without Coca-Cola will remain especially smile

          A projectile to tear apart anyone, a Ukrainian in portacocks or a Pole, a Negro from Texas or a transgender from Holland.

          So it will be interesting when they - with a large number of aircraft, missiles, armored vehicles and people, night vision devices, thermal imagers and other convenient devices - will inevitably lose to ours.
          I'll stock up on popcorn for a couple of months when it starts. good
  • Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 24 June 2022 11: 19
    0
    The death of Lithuania as a state - perhaps they will discuss in Europe for a whole week. Then they'll forget.
    1. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
      3danimal 26 June 2022 21: 10
      0
      The death of Lithuania will also mean the death of NATO.
      Accordingly, it is necessary for this Organization to inflict a military defeat.
      In our Duma, it has already been proposed to allow conscripts to sign a contract immediately upon arrival at the unit, so we will flood the enemy with human waves.
      The same millions of guards can be used as fuel for great victories.
  • Khaertdinov Radik (Radik Khaertdinov) 24 June 2022 13: 10
    0
    If the transit ban is not lifted, then the Suwalki corridor! This is the cheapest option. One general suggested an excellent option for punishing Lithuania and Brussels. In my opinion, it’s worth using it ... In general, the EU’s “borzometer” has begun to go off scale, it’s time to learn ... It can be a special operation to return transit! The United States will not fight the Russian Federation for the rudeness of Europe, and NATO has supplied a lot of "extra" weapons to Ukraine ... In addition, the PRC is going to "educate" Taiwan, so it is necessary to agree with Xi and "take on" Lithuania with Taiwan ...
    1. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
      3danimal 26 June 2022 21: 18
      0
      Problem: Xi's biggest market is the US and the EU. And we cannot replace them. The population is smaller and it is predominantly poor.

      https://rosstat.gov.ru/storage/mediabank/urov_31g.doc

      (It's nice to know that I'm in the top 5,6% even though I don't feel "rich" at all)
      Huawei is in no hurry to replace the departed Ericsson. Chinese banks are complying with the sanctions.
      There are doubts that China will rush to help us at any cost.
    2. ChopChop Offline ChopChop
      ChopChop 27 June 2022 20: 59
      0
      And how to protect this corridor? The corridor, even if it is pierced, will be hammered from the territory of Lithuania and Poland, and Belarus will still get it. So it is necessary to destroy the statehood of the two "friendly countries". What will follow this attempt, probably no one needs to explain. And there is no need to hope that the West will be afraid - to thin out the population is the main task of the world "elite".
  • amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) 24 June 2022 20: 34
    0
    The most effective blow to the EU is the cessation of all supplies, and in a month not only some former Russian colony of Lithuania, but the entire Pedrosoyuz will be bent!
    1. 3danimal Offline 3danimal
      3danimal 26 June 2022 22: 57
      0
      What if it doesn't fold? And we will not receive money that would be very useful in the coming years of "structural adjustment" of the economy.
      And in the end, instead of 50-70% of the previous hydrocarbon revenues, you can be left with 20-30%, or even less.
      Roulette game, "all on red" ... negative