On Thursday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the EU and Russia agree that they need to come up with a plan concerning the transit of goods through Lithuania to Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea.
“Both sides concluded that it is worth agreeing a plan that will not violate de facto implementation of the sanctions, because, frankly speaking, the Kaliningrad Oblast is a very small part of Russia,” Morawiecki said.
Lithuania recently started enforcing EU sanctions on goods traveling to Kaliningrad through its territory, angering Russia, which has warned of a response if the move is not reversed.
Morawiecki’s comments came a day after Reuters reported that European officials are in talks on a compromise that could exempt goods traveling to Kaliningrad. The report said a deal could be reached soon if Lithuania drops its reservations, although Vilnius doesn’t want to appear like it’s making a concession to Russia.
“Poland supports Lithuania as much as possible in its discussion together with the European Commission in the area of developing … an appropriate mechanism in the flow of goods between Kaliningrad and Russia proper,” Morawiecki said.
Publicly, Lithuanian officials have said they will stick to enforcing the restrictions on Kaliningrad. Lithuanian officials have also said that they don’t expect Russia to respond to the embargo militarily since the Baltic nation is a member of NATO.
6 thoughts on “Poland Says EU and Russia Agree They Need a Plan on Kaliningrad”
Yikes. If even Poland is sorta shaky, Lithuania, you have gone way too far!
What if Russia sends a train or truck with a military escort to ensure delivery, will Lithuania open fire on them because ‘they are a member of NATO’?
That is a replay of the various Berlin Blockade options.
Russia has far better choices, much like the US treatment of Cuba.
Lithuania is far to linked with their Lithuanian-Polish Ukrainian fascist cousins. Their navy is comprised of a half dozen old tug boats and their military is a joke.
They are like sissy playground children; poke the bear and then run to the teacher claiming they need protection from the bully.
Russia does not need to challenge it militarily. They can block road and rail connections to Lithuanian, and strangle the place.
What is happening? Is a war going on? Adversaries (enemies) discussing how to manage the war with mutual compromises and agreement? In that case why don’t they come around have dinner or lunch with few drinks and settle the whole issue. It looks bizarre
Let wisdom dawn on them
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