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.