Lithuanian trucks avoid Russia's customs checks by going via Belarus

With Russia keeping thorough checks on Lithuanian vehicles in place for more than two weeks now, most Lithuanian truckers prefer to drive to Russia through Belarus rather than via Latvia, the president of the national haulers' association Linava said on Monday.
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