Medvedev announced a “very tough” response to Lithuania

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Russia will take measures in response to Lithuania’s ban on transporting goods through its territory to the Kaliningrad Region from Russia. This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with the newspaper “Arguments and Facts”.

“Naturally, Russia will take retaliatory measures, and they will be very tough,” he said.

According to him, Russia has the opportunity to “cut off the oxygen to the Baltic neighbors who have taken hostile actions.” In addition, Russia may apply asymmetric measures. Which will lead to a critical escalation of the conflict. But escalation is a bad way, ordinary citizens of Lithuania will suffer from it, whose standard of living, as Medvedev thinks, “is already not the highest.”

He also called the transit ban a boorish decision and stressed that negative consequences would come for the Baltic country.


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