Lituania en conflicto de tránsito ferroviario con Rusia infographic
El gráfico muestra el enlace ferroviario entre Kaliningrado y Moscú.


Rusia lanza advertencia a Lituania por "bloqueo" ferroviario

By Ninian Carter

June 22, 2022 - Rusia ha amenazado con tomar represalias después de que Lituaniaprohibió el tránsito de algunas mercancías hacia el territorio ruso
de Kaliningrado en cumplimiento de las sanciones de la UE.

The Russian territory of Kaliningrad, home to Russia’s Baltic fleet, is facing an embargo on certain goods being delivered by rail, following Lithuania’s decision to comply with EU sanctions.

Russia has warned Lithuania of serious consequences for its actions, which will see the banning of rail deliveries of around 50% of items that Kaliningrad imports – such as iron, steel and luxury goods.

Lithuania controls the only overland rail route linking Kaliningrad with mainland Russia, but says the route would remain open for passengers and non-sanctioned goods.

EU sanctions have isolated the region, forcing Russian planes to make detours over the Baltic Sea because of a ban on using the bloc’s airspace.

Kaliningrad, with a population of around one million people, is a strategic Russian region with no border with mainland Russia. It relies heavily on imports of raw materials and spare parts from Russia and the EU.

PUBLISHED: 22/06/2022; STORY: Graphic News