EU has resolution for blockade of Russia’s Kaliningrad – MEP — RT World Information

Brussels is making ready a doc permitting items to enter the Russian exclave, MEP Petras Austrevicius has claimed

European Union officers have drafted a doc that will enable the transit of sanctioned items between Russia and its European exclave, Kaliningrad, Lithuanian MEP Petras Asutrevicius claimed on Saturday. Lithuania has banned the circulation of sure items out and in of Kaliningrad, claiming that it’s implementing EU sanctions. Russia has termed the transfer an “financial blockade” and threatened a “adverse” response.

The doc was circulated throughout conferences in Brussels earlier this week, Austrevicius wrote in a Fb publish. In line with the Lithuanian MEP, it might allow the transit of sanctioned items “from Russia to Russia,” with these items passing by Lithuanian territory.

Austrevicius stated that Lithuania’s place is “uncompromising,” and that if the doc is adopted as coverage, “Lithuania would stay alone with out formal EU protection.”

With the doc set to be revealed subsequent week, Austrevicius stated that himself and several other different anti-Russian MEPs have written to European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen, calling the proposed revision to the sanctions regime “unacceptable.”

Austrevicius’ Fb publish got here a day after Josep Borrell, the EU’s high diplomat, stated that Brussels will “assessment” its sanctions coverage to keep away from blocking visitors between Russia and Kaliningrad. 

Lithuania’s nationwide railway operator banned the circulation of sanctioned items between the area and mainland Russia final weekend, citing sanctions pointers from the European Fee. The restrictions, anticipated to have an effect on roughly 50% of cargo circulation between the exclave and mainland Russia, have already hit street visitors as nicely, based on Kaliningrad officers.

Moscow has known as the restrictions “unprecedented” and “unlawful,” and the pinnacle of Russia’s Nationwide Safety Council, Nikolay Patrushev, has promised retaliatory steps that will “have a severe adverse impression on the individuals of Lithuania.”

Forward of the doc’s publication, Austrevicius lamented the “temper of capitulation” in Europe and stated “it appears to be like like Russia is profitable for the time being.”

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