BRUSSELS/VILNIUS - If the European Union fails to provide sufficient funding for the Kaliningrad transit scheme, this will make travel by Russian citizens via Lithuania more difficult and may jeopardize security, Linas Linkevicius has warned.
The program, agreed in the run-up to Lithuania's accession to the EU, allows Russian citizens travelling by rail between mainland Russian and the Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad to cross Lithuania under a facilitated procedure. They are issued with transit documents by Lithuanian consular officials on trains.
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