Lithuania Defends Sanctions on Some Goods to Kaliningrad

Two days ago, Lithuania decided to bar rail transit from Russia to a Russian Baltic Sea exclave of goods hit by European Union sanctions, in a move that drew Moscow’s strong anger amid high tensions in the region.

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said Lithuania was simply implementing the sanctions imposed by the EU, of which the country is a member. He said the measures implemented on Saturday were taken after “consultation with the European Commission and under its guidelines.”