Baltic transport ministers unanimous on need to include Russian oil in EU sanctions

  • 2022-04-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Baltic states' ministers in charge of the transport sector agreed on Tuesday on the need to include an embargo on Russian oil in the European Union's (EU) next package of sanctions against Russia, LETA was told at the Latvian Transport Ministry. 

In a videoconference, Latvian Minister of Transport Talis Linkaits (Conservatives), Estonian Ministers for Economic  Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas and Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Marius Skuodis discussed the application of EU sanctions on Russia and Belarus and their possible expansion. 

The ministers also discussed support for Ukraine, particularly to Ukrainian grain exports via Baltic ports. 

The transport ministers of the Baltic states, Poland and Ukraine are due to meet this Wednesday, April 20, to discuss new logistics solutions, considering the complicated war situation in Ukraine.