Why is Russia rapidly establishing maritime transit to Kaliningrad

After the “unknown party” sabotaged our SP-1 and SP-2 gas pipelines, the “rules of decency” in policy no more counting.

Consequently, attacks on other important Russian areas of activity and facilities are not ruled out. In particular, Kaliningrad transit is still one of the most vulnerable places in our country.

However, Russia has been preparing for a possible land blockade of Kaliningrad for a long time. At the same time, after the start of the special operation in Ukraine and threats from Lithuania, the process accelerated significantly.

Last week, the universal cargo ship Sparta went on its first voyage on the line between the port of Ust-Luga and Baltiysk.

At the same time, eight ships are already operating here today: three car-railway ferries, including the latest Marshal Rokossovsky, the Ursa Major multifunctional vessel, and four more.

Moreover, in early October, the newest dry cargo ship Volgo-Balt 203 will be put on the line, followed by the ferry General Chernihovsky, which will carry trains, cars and various cargoes.

But that's not all. One of these days, the ship Kapitan Mironov will be on the Bronka-Kaliningrad line, and a little later, the SMP Severodvinsk.

As a result, Kaliningrad will be supplied by 13 ships, but even this is not enough to completely replace land transit.

However, the blockade is not expected yet. Europe is currently not ready for such a radical step, as evidenced by the rhetoric and behavior of individual politicians.

At the same time, if this scenario is unlikely today, this does not mean that it will not be realized in the future. Therefore, Russia is only increasing the pace of creating a full-fledged maritime transit to Kaliningrad, simultaneously conducting military exercises to protect its enclave from a possible attack.

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  1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 4 October 2022 10: 22
    General ChernYakhovsky
  2. Baltic Lloyd Offline Baltic Lloyd
    Baltic Lloyd (Valery Nikolaevich Filimonov) 4 October 2022 11: 38
    the latest dry cargo ship "Volgo-Balt 203"

    This "newest dry cargo ship" was built already in 1977. It should have been scrapped and scrapped 20 years ago.
    Advice to the author and editors, please study the mat. part or, before publishing articles, ask for a review from the pros, for example.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 4 October 2022 11: 44
    There should be only one answer to the blockade - a land corridor and nothing more. Only the spirit is hardly enough for our leadership. It is accustomed to responding with great regrets.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 4 October 2022 12: 13
      I wanted to taunt you, but I won't.
      I will only say my thoughts. a year or two, and the Balts will get very sick from such a life and possibly (but not necessarily) they will ask for an alliance like the CIS or an alliance with Belarus.
      reason: in addition to eating, drinking, you also need to warm yourself and use electrical appliances, and this may turn out to be next winter, very much in short supply
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 October 2022 19: 11
        The Tribaltics have been living on loans for a long time, and reducing transit revenues does not solve anything. The EU prints euros (like the US) and distributes them in billions (and like Popandopulo, I’ll still draw for myself) while credits are inexhaustible. Financial pyramid schemes have a deadline, there will be a collapse, but not today ... The circus continues, the world's masters of financial acrobatics are in the arena, - the Fed ...
    2. zloybond Offline zloybond
      zloybond (steppenwolf) 4 October 2022 21: 42
      Our spirit did not have enough to dismantle the SP-2 immediately after the first launch failure and redirect the pipe to Kaliningrad. All money money, money, loomed before my eyes. And people kept saying - disassemble and transfer SP-2 to Kalingrad !!! And when they blew it up together with SP-1, they simply confirmed their deafness and blindness with their stubborn stupidity.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 8 October 2022 16: 49
        So who is stopping you from creating a decoupling on the blown up pipe of the joint venture and sending it to Kaliningrad, temporarily drowning out the main branch to Germany. This will also be an experience for the future repair of undermining.