Retaliation: Lithuania may face blockade by Russia

Lithuania is going to aggravate relations with Russia in the matter of transit of goods to the Kaliningrad region. So, from September 1, Siauliai Bank, through which payments for transit transportation are made, will stop working with Russian companies.

Meanwhile, Moscow can take a number of effective responses to such steps by Vilnius. About this in an interview with the newspaper LOOK said Nikolai Mezhevich, President of the Russian Association for Baltic Studies.

By its actions, Lithuania is provoking Russia into a tough reaction. Of course, a military response is unacceptable. At the same time, we need to prepare for a complete cessation economic ties with this republic. It will be a kind of economic blockade

- noted the analyst.

At the same time, the European Commission takes an ambivalent position. On the one hand, Mazhevich believes, the EC does not initiate an open conflict with Russia because of Lithuania's position. On the other hand, Brussels supports Vilnius in its anti-Russian rhetoric.

The European Commission may show some toughness and force the leadership of the republic to do this (regulate the procedure for paying for transit)

- the expert is sure.

Earlier, the authorities of the Kaliningrad region said that in the event of blocking supplies through Lithuania, the transit of goods by sea would be organized by rail.
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  1. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 15 August 2022 17: 46
    I immediately remembered the threats from Patrushev in the first days of the blockade of Kaliningrad, then everything ended with threats, and there were also fingers like a fan, snot bubbles
  2. Navigator Offline Navigator
    Navigator (Andrei) 15 August 2022 21: 17
    If we could step on the throat of the Labus, we would have stepped on it long ago. In reality, Russia cannot do anything to put Lithuania in a stall. There was only a power option, which is also not real. Until we finish with Ukraine, Kaliningrad will have to survive. You can't do it on two fronts.
  3. Vladimir Khrebtov (Vladimir Khrebtov) 16 August 2022 09: 50
    Moscow can take a number of effective responses to such steps

    Chatter! If you can, accept and do not express concern. what we can do is to break through the corridor, but for this it is necessary that Lithuania attack itself. And so one market.
  4. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 16 August 2022 16: 47
    Maybe it can't....
  5. Arkady007 Offline Arkady007
    Arkady007 (Arkady) 16 August 2022 17: 13
    How much harm from this heinous country. I think the United States in such a case would have decided everything long ago with a complete blockade of it.
  6. akm8226 Offline akm8226
    akm8226 16 August 2022 17: 41
    Lies. Nothing will happen. Another concern. Get lost and everything.
  7. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM 19 August 2022 19: 09
    Of course, a military response is unacceptable.

    Slightly disagree. Since Europe, on the basis of American rules, has left the legislative field, Russia, in order to ensure the existence of its subjects, has the right to take ALL means at its disposal to protect its own interests.
    So until the end of the year, the territories of Livonia, Livonia and Estonia will be part of the Russian Federation.