The state-run company Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG) that has lately drawn attention from the media and the law-enforcement over lack of transparency was also engaged in million-euro deals with Baltkran company registered in the Russian Kaliningrad region, delfi.lt news portal said.
Cranes in Šeštokai station
© V.Danauskienės nuotr.

Last summer, Baltkran installed a gantry crane in the Šeštokai railway station for handling containers. The work was conducted in the same weeks when NATO Allies were carrying out military equipment and weaponry logistics tasks in preparation for the largest war games in the Baltic states, Saber Strike.

According to delfi.lt, the LG deal was a secret to the parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee and the Defence Ministry, as well as the State Security Department and the President's Office.

Facts have surfaced recently about LG's allegedly non-transparent aid allocation practices and its dubious deals with Russia's Transmashholding. Also, the Financial Crime Investigation Service is investigating suspicious transactions concluded by LG and its subsidiaries, the investigation agency suspects the business was highly profitable to the private companies, with money laundered via a network of companies abroad and benefits received by LG top executives.

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