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Russia slams Lithuania's 'hostile' restrictions

On rail transit to Kaliningrad

20 June, 15:28
(ANSA-AFP) - MOSCOW, JUN 20 - Russia's foreign ministry on Monday demanded the immediate lifting of Lithuania's "openly hostile" restrictions on the rail transit of EU-sanctioned goods to Moscow's exclave of Kaliningrad, wedged between Lithuania and Poland. "If in the near future cargo transit between the Kaliningrad region and the rest of the territory of the Russian Federation through Lithuania is not restored in full, then Russia reserves the right to take actions to protect its national interests," the ministry said in a statement. The ministry said it had summoned Lithuania's charge d'affaires in Moscow to protest the "provocative" and "openly hostile" measures. Earlier on Monday, the Kr (ANSA-AFP).

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