The European Commission will “review” the guidelines on EU sanctions, following which Lithuania has hindered the traffic of goods between Russia and the Kaliningrad oblast, causing a threatening reaction from Moscow. This was stated by the High Representative of the EU Josep Borrell, on the sidelines of the European Council in Brussels. Read also “In Kaliningrad – he says – there is no blockade. Lithuania is applying the Commission’s guidelines on sanctions. But the Seae (European External Action Service, EU diplomacy, ed) will review the guidelines for clarify that we do not want to block or prevent traffic between Kaliningrad and Russia, but only prevent sanctions circumvention. Both should be possible and we are working on it. There is no blocking, but checks on some goods, which must be carried out in intelligent way, without blocking the traffic “between Russia and its exclave on the Baltic Sea, which is connected with the Federation by a corridor, the Suwalki passage, on the border between Poland and Lithuania, which connects the oblast with the territory of Belarus.
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