Lukashenka saw an opportunity “without wars” to ensure transit to Kaliningrad

The President of Belarus called the restriction of transit between the Kaliningrad region and the rest of Russia an “economic war” p>

“Without any wars and tensions. Putin and I discussed these issues very seriously, — said Lukashenka.

He called the situation with the restriction of transit between the Kaliningrad region and the rest of Russia an “economic war”; and expressed surprise at the statements in the West about the Suwalki corridor.

“And everyone is screaming about some kind of Suwalki corridor. Listen, we don't talk about it, but they scream. What are they hinting at? — said Lukashenka.

Suwalki corridor – this is a section of the border between Lithuania and Poland, adjacent to the Kaliningrad region and the Grodno region of Belarus. If it is blocked, Lithuania will be cut off by land from other NATO countries.

Politico previously published an article in which it called the Suwalki Corridor the most dangerous place on the planet due to the hypothetical threat of a Russian attack. Against this background, the Polish Foreign Ministry promised to raise the issue of the security of this site at the NATO summit in Madrid. The deputy head of the Polish department, Marcin Przydacz, also said that Warsaw would advocate for an increase in the presence of forces on the alliance in the Baltic countries and Poland.

Lithuania announced a ban on the transit of sanctioned goods between the Kaliningrad region and the rest of Russia from June 18. The Russian authorities compared this decision to a blockade and promised retaliatory measures. The Lithuanian authorities explained their actions by complying with EU sanctions.

Later, the Lithuanian authorities held talks with the European Commission, which is preparing additional recommendations on the transit of sanctioned goods. According to Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, Brussels will publish clarifications in the near future.

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