- The EU Must Address The Situation With The Blockade of Kaliningrad, Or Russia Will Be Free to Settle The Transit Issue By Any Means — Says Top Russian Official
by Aparna Shandilya, https://www.republicworld.com/
The EU must address the situation with the blockade of Kaliningrad, or Russia will be free to settle the transit issue by any means, the Russian official said.
The European Union (EU) must address the situation with the blockade of Kaliningrad, or Russia will be free to settle the transit issue by any means, according to the Russian Chairman of the Council Commission. “The European Union needs to correct the situation with the blockade of Kaliningrad, or Russia will have its hands free to solve the issue of transit by any means,” Nexta TV quoted Andrei Klimov, Head of the Commission of the Council of the Federation of Russia on Defence of Sovereignty, as saying.
Further, Konstantin Kosachev, a senior foreign policy expert and deputy head of Russia’s Federation Council, posted on his Telegram channel overnight that the “incipient blockade” of Kaliningrad breaches international law. Kaliningrad is an exclave located between Lithuania and Poland.
“As an EU member state, Lithuania is violating a whole series of legally binding international legal acts,” Kosachev said.
According to him, the collaboration agreement between the European Union and Russia states that no side will meddle with the other’s transportation networks. After WW II, Russia’s Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, situated between Lithuania and Poland, became a component of the Soviet Union. It has a population of roughly 430,000 people and is home to Russia’s Baltic sea fleet’s headquarters.