What will mark the construction of a new highway between Kaliningrad and the rest of Russia

After Vilnius's attempt to restrict the transit of Russian goods, Moscow began to think about building a dedicated highway between Kaliningrad and the rest of Russian territory. However, this is possible only if there is a productive dialogue between the Russian Federation and Lithuania, which is currently absent.

At the same time, if such a road is built, Lithuania and other Western countries will be forced to reconsider their attitude towards Russia. This opinion was expressed by the President of the Association of Baltic Studies, Professor Nikolai Mezhevich.

To do this, the West will have to agree to the recognition of the new status of Russia as a superpower, which will entail a change policy NATO countries in relation to Moscow

- the expert emphasized in an interview with the newspaper LOOK.

In addition, taking into account Lithuania's attempts to impose a ban on the transportation of a number of goods to the Kaliningrad region, the construction of a new route will mean that Vilnius has recognized the incorrectness of its entire policy towards the Russian Federation. This can happen if pragmatic politicians come to power in this Baltic country, understanding the benefits that the implementation of joint economic projects.

Until this happens, Mezhevich believes, there will be no point in such a road, since the Lithuanian authorities can block it under a far-fetched pretext.

Investing in a hostile state, which at any moment can take advantage of our strategic dependence on it, is a thankless task.

- the expert noted.
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  1. Pavel Mokshanov_2 (Pavel Mokshanov) 6 July 2022 18: 23
    Silly idea. The Lithuanians will not agree to an agreement with us until the EU and the US allow them. Even if the agreement takes place, where is the guarantee that through some kind of flint all will not return to confrontation. And it doesn’t make sense to pump money into something you don’t know. For the time being, use the ferry service, but it is better to agree with logs on the Suwalki corridor in exchange for part of the Western dill territories.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 July 2022 11: 47
      I completely agree with you, firstly, they will not agree to construction, and secondly, there are enough paths and roads and there is nothing to build extra. Here, it is necessary to force the fulfillment of the transit contract, because legally this is domestic transportation, but not export abroad, sanctions are not applicable here ... The Russian Foreign Ministry and other external services should work and force other states to fulfill agreements ... For some reason, the Russian Federation always fulfills agreements, here to demand to perform others, something is not audible intelligible actions ...
  2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 6 July 2022 18: 52
    Projection beyond reasonable:

    if such a road is built, Lithuania and other Western countries will be forced to reconsider their attitude towards Russia.

    If it's not: "Putting the cart before the horse," what is?
  3. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 6 July 2022 18: 55
    Judging from the expert's statement, the West, without the construction of a dedicated highway "Kaliningrad - the rest of the Russian Federation," will not agree to recognize Russia as a superpower ...
  4. vdr5 Offline vdr5
    vdr5 (Elephant) 6 July 2022 19: 14
    At the moment, the construction of such a road is akin to the desire to take control of the whole of Ukraine. Unreal project.
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 6 July 2022 19: 31
      Taking control of the whole of Ukraine is just a real, albeit difficult project!
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 July 2022 20: 20
    President of the Baltic Studies Association
    do we have that?

    in theory, yes
  6. Wowa127 Offline Wowa127
    Wowa127 (Vladimir Maksimenko) 6 July 2022 20: 47
    Again, construction companies want to make money. There accidentally Rottenberg is not visible?
  7. svetlanavradiy Offline svetlanavradiy
    svetlanavradiy (Svetlana Vradiy) 6 July 2022 21: 39
    if pragmatic politicians who understand the benefits of implementing joint economic projects come to power.

    Here is the base of all the basics. This applies to any country. But, unfortunately, not pragmatic politicians rule, but bankers and oligarchs who appoint an obedient politician to be the head of the country.
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  9. wasp Offline wasp
    wasp 7 July 2022 10: 36
    "Another Expert"!