LONDON (Reuters) – One in every of President Vladimir Putin’s high allies arrived within the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on Tuesday to debate nationwide safety amid a row with NATO member Lithuania which stopped the transit of EU-sanctioned items to Russian territory.
Nikolai Patrushev, the highly effective secretary of Russia’s Safety Council, will chair a gathering about safety in Russia’s northwest in Kaliningrad, the state RIA information company stated.
RIA stated the journey, which included a dialogue about transport, was deliberate earlier than Vilnius banned the transit of products sanctioned by the European Union via Lithuanian territory to and from the exclave, citing EU sanction guidelines.
Kaliningrad, previously the port of Koenigsberg, capital of East Prussia, was captured from Nazi Germany by the Purple Military in April 1945 and ceded to the Soviet Union after World Struggle Two. It’s sandwiched between NATO members Poland and Lithuania.
Lithuania stated the ban on the transit of sanctioned items throughout its territory was merely the implementation of EU sanctions, a part of a swathe of measures meant to punish President Vladimir Putin for the invasion of Ukraine.
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Russia’s international ministry is because of summon the EU’s ambassador to Moscow over the scenario which the Kremlin stated on Monday was past severe.
(Writing by Man Faulconbridge; Modifying by Nick Macfie)
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