The European Commission will clarify how to apply restrictions on the transit of goods subject to European Union sanctions between the main territory of Russia and the Kaliningrad region, said Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda.
"I will be with the president of the European Commission (. . .), I will see the draft and I think that the clarification will be published in the very near future. I will not comment on its content because I do not want to comment on the content of documents that have not yet been published and discussed," Nausseda told reporters in Brussels on Thursday after participating in a meeting of EU leaders, UP writes.
"I would just like to call it clarifications on the transit of goods from the main Russian territory to the enclave, to the Kaliningrad region. When I see it, we can talk about it," he added.
Nauseda recalled that in March, Lithuania spoke in favor of a fourth package of sanctions against Russia in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
"However, when it comes to the practical application of sanctions, we talk about the European Commission's responsibility for it. It does, and I hope it will be announced soon," concluded the Lithuanian president.
Recall that since July 18, Lithuania has gradually began to exclude goods from the EU sanctions package from cargo transit to the Kaliningrad region, leading to strained relations between Vilnius and Moscow. Russia declared its readiness to impose retaliatory sanctions against Lithuania.