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Lithuania could block Russia's access to Kaliningrad region if the Kremlin keeps pressuring its neighbors, Lithuania foreign minister Linas Linkevičius said in interview with Reuters.
"Transport, we could cut off trains, but not only trains, also the supply of goods, whatever. It is theoretically possible. It was not discussed, it's not our way of thinking, it's not our methods," he said.
September 17, Linkevičius sent a message to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, as well as some members of the European Commission. The Minister informed the EU that all cargos and carriers transported from Lithuania are subject to thorough customs inspections on the Lithuanian-Russian border.
"These measures are unjustified, discriminatory and have a negative impact on the competitiveness of the transport and trading systems of Lithuania and the entire European Union," the message says.
The President of the Baltic republic Dalia Grybauskaite, speaking at the UN on September 26, said that Lithuania is experiencing economic, informational and energetic pressure from the neighbor to the east.
According to her, the Baltic States have faced with trade restrictions, ban on the production, energy prices manipulation, pressure and open humiliation in the information space for 20 years of independence.
"Even Lithuania, which today serves as the Chairman of the Council of the European Union and, it would seem, has already been successfully approved its choice, is subject to no less pressure," Grybauskaite said.