The checks are connected with the entry into force of some anti-Russian sanctions, they will be appropriate and proportionate, the EC assured. The authorities of the Kaliningrad region note that the problem with transit cannot be “swept under the carpet” .jpg” alt=”The EC announced inspections of cars and trains to Kaliningrad due to sanctions” />
Lithuania must conduct additional inspections of road and rail transit to Kaliningrad due to EU sanctions, TASS reports with reference against the representative of the European Commission.
According to him, some sanctions “on specific Russian exports”, such as metal products and building materials, come into force “already now”.
“This means that Lithuania must apply additional checks for road and rail transit through the EU,” — said the representative of the EC. He called the checks appropriate and proportionate.
“They will be based on prudent risk management to avoid sanctions evasion and ensure free transit,”— explained the representative of the European Commission.
At the same time, according to him, supplies of essential goods to Kaliningrad are going smoothly. The EC will provide further guidance to Lithuania along the way, he stressed.
The head of the Agency for International and Interregional Relations of the Kaliningrad Region, Alla Ivanova, pointed out that the deadlines for solving the problem with transit are “pressed”, since suppliers need to plan the delivery of goods to the region. “In any case, the problem will no longer be able to be 'sweeped under the carpet', and the sooner decisions are made to normalize transit from Russia to Russia, the sooner the traditional logistics of deliveries to the region will return to its place”, — said Ivanova (quote from Klops.ru)
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On June 25, Lithuanian MEP Petras Auštrevičius announced that the EC was discussing a draft document allowing the transportation of sanctioned goods “from Russia to Russia”. Later, adviser to the Lithuanian President Kestutis Budrys said that the country's authorities agreed with the European Commission on the basic principles of transit to Kaliningrad.
The regional governor Anton Alikhanov noted that the EC itself was confused in its sanctions, and assured that the region could deliver those who fell under sanctions, cargoes by sea, “there is something to do.”
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