In response to EU sanctions on Moscow for the war, Lithuania has isolated this enclave, unleashing a new crisis with the Kremlin
- war in ukraine Lithuania begins to isolate Kaliningrad and Russia promises to respond
Russia has promised to take “serious” measures against Lithuania in response to the blockade of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. As a result of European sanctions against Russia’s offensive in Ukraine, Lithuania has introduced restrictions on goods traveling by train to Kaliningrad, which has led to a new crisis between the Kremlin and the EU.
“Russia, of course, will resist these hostile acts. Measures are being prepared and will be adopted soon. They will have serious consequences for the population of Lithuania,” Nikolai Patrouchev, secretary of the Russian Security Council, said during a visit to Kaliningrad.
The Kremlin yesterday described Lithuania’s decision to prohibit the passage of some goods to the Russian region as something “illegal” and “unprecedented”