The Russian government’s announcement of sanctions on some food stuffs imported from the EU, Norway, USA, Canada and Australia will hit some countries harder than others. Yet the impact on the Russian economy may be even more significant.
After Russia banned food imports from the EU, trucks with cargo which had left for Moscow before the ban were told to return to Lithuania. This was reported on Saturday by Lithuanian road carriers association Linava.
Two trucks carrying food products have been stopped at Lithuania's border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad after Moscow imposed an embargo on agricultural and food products from the EU, the Lithuanian Customs Department said on Friday.
Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday held an inter-institutional meeting of ministerial representatives and representatives of business associations to discuss new export markets after Russia imposed import bans.
An incident in which a smoke grenade was thrown at the Lithuanian embassy in Kiev could have been a provocation instigated by Russia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in Vilnius on Monday.
The Belarusian airspace was last week violated by a light airplane P46T piloted by a Danish citizen that had taken off from the Vilnius airport, chiefs of the Lithuanian state company Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) and the Civil Aviation Administration.
Lithuania will verify whether the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Europe will have no adverse environmental impact on its territorial waters and economic zone in the Baltic Sea as stated in the project's environmental impact assessment, a Lithuanian official said, adding that Lithuania has doubts about the economic feasibility of the project.