Lithuania has begun a ban on the rail transit of goods subject to European Union sanctions to the Russian far-western exclave of Kaliningrad, transport authorities in the Baltic nation said on June 18.
The EU sanctions list includes coal, metals, construction materials, and advanced technology.
Anton Alikhanov, the governor of the Russian oblast, said the ban would cover around 50 percent of the items that Kaliningrad imports.link
Doubling-down on failed sanctions that are harming Europe, a tiny country pokes the Russian bear in the nose. I do not think this is a good idea. Who is behind this, I do not know. But this risks triggering a larger war, even WW3. If NATO/USA are not behind this dangerous provocation, they should step in and stop it. No good will come of this. US/EU sanctions have helped Russia and only harmed Europe. The NATO/US proxy war in Ukraine has been an abject failure and should have been avoided long before it began. I understand Lithuanian fear and dislike of Russia, but it is much smarter to accept the realities of today and put the past behind you. Europe and the Baltics should be striving for good relations with Russia not bad ones. ABN