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Kaliningrad governor Alikhanov called Lithuania’s ban on transit “strangling the region”

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Rail transit of goods to the Kaliningrad region from other regions of Russia will be significantly curtailed by the Lithuanian authorities, Governor Anton Alikhanov said. According to him, up to 50% of the range of goods will fall under the transit ban. Mr. Alikhanov called the decision of the Lithuanian authorities “a suffocation of the region” and promised to seek its revision. Lithuanian Railways announced that on June 18 they would stop transiting a large list of goods from / to the Kaliningrad region from other regions of Russia that fall under the sanctions of the European Union (EU) . This was announced by the Governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov in the Telegram channel. The governor noted that he has not yet seen the explanations of the European Commission (EC) regarding the sanctions that the Lithuanian Railways received. Earlier, Kaliningrad transit was an exception in one of the sanctions packages. Mr. Alikhanov published a press release from the Lithuanian railway transport company LTG Cargo, which states that the company is guiding the EC explanation on the effect of the bans … .

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