21 Jun 2022

Russia warns Lithuania of ‘serious’ consequences over rail blockade

Russia has demanded that Lithuania lift its ban on the transit of sanctioned goods by road and rail to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad – threatening “serious and sensitive consequences” for the Lithuanian people if it doesn’t.

Speaking in Kaliningrad, the head of Russia’s security council described it as a “hostile action” and warned “retaliatory measures will follow”.

Lithuania has insisted there’s no blockade and it’s simply implementing EU sanctions.