.RUSSIA WILL ATTACK TO LITHUANIA ?
...Where is Kaliningrad?
Like a hollow in the mountains, the isolated port city of Kaliningrad and the territory to which it lends its name is nestled along the coast of the Baltic Sea between the countries of Poland to the South and Lithuania to the East and North.
Why is Kaliningrad part of Russia?
The Kaliningrad Oblast is a territory of Russia. As an exclave, it is separated from its mother country’s capital of Moscow by about 680 miles.
After the conclusion of World War II, the Soviet Union was given control of the Kaliningrad territory at the Potsdam Conference. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the territory remained part of the Russian Federation, surrounded by newly independent countries which over time developed close ties to the West. Eventually, Poland and Lithuania joined the NATO alliance.
An earlier version of the story incorrectly reported on how ships leaving St. Petersburg have to circumnavigate Scandinavia. Vessels leaving from the port must traverse the Baltic Sea.
WASHINGTON — Lithuania imposed a ground transit ban of EU sanctioned Russian goods through its territory on Saturday, cutting off the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad Oblast..
.Lithuanias state-owned railway company will require significant government aid once Belarusian potash transit comes to a halt. Tensions with China may also affect business.Mantas Bartuška, CEO of Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG), says the company may need around 60 million euros in state aid to maintain infrastructure.Lithuanian Transport Minister Skuodis has also suggested that rising tensions between Vilnius and Beijing might lead to a drop in rail freight volumes from China.At the same time, he pointed out that Lithuanian-Chinese economic ties are fairly weak.We have indications about potential impact on rail freight volumes, but I would not want to elaborate. In general, the [Lithuanian-Chinese] ties are fairly weak, compared to other countries,” Skuodis told the radio Žinių Radijas on.
北約於立陶宛,愛沙尼亞與拉脫維亞推動「絆腳石」計劃,於三國各部署約 1,000 名外國軍隊,作為「絆腳石」。
.Lithuania cuts off rail route to Kaliningrad,Lithuania has blocked Russia from using its railways to ship coal, metals, electronics and other sanctioned goods to the military exclave of Kaliningrad, choking off up to half of the outpost’s imports.
Wedged between Poland and Lithuania, the strategically important territory was retained by Moscow after the break-up of the Soviet Union.Today it is the main base for Russia’s Baltic fleet and 11th army corps, as well as an arsenal of advanced weaponry, including hypersonic Kinzhal missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander launchers,Yet its million or so inhabitants have become increasingly isolated since the start of the war in Ukraine as its trade routes have snarled up and the surrounding Nato member states have shut off their airspace to Russian planes.