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EU says Russia can transit sanctioned goods to Kaliningrad by rail
EU Says Lithuania Must Allow Rail Transit of Russian Goods to Kaliningrad
- EU Says Russian Rail Transport to Kaliningrad Not Banned
EU Commission guidance says Lithuania obliged to allow the transit of sanctioned goods, except weapons, between Russia and Kaliningrad by rail.
The European Union executive has said that sanctioned Russian goods could transit through the bloc’s territory by rail, after tensions between Moscow and EU member Lithuania escalated over trade with Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave. Russia threatened reprisals against the Baltic nation after Vilnius imposed strict restrictions last month on goods travelling across its territory, mainly by rail, arguing it was simply applying EU sanctions.