Belarusians hop to Lithuania as EU curbs defiant Minsk

  • 2012-04-25
  • By Linas Jegelevicius
KLAIPEDA - In retaliation for EU sanctions, Belarus has tightened entry for EU - and Lithuanian - truckers at the border, but ordinary Belarusians snub the politics and keep making Lithuania-bound shopping trips despite the shaky Belarusian ruble.Belarusians head to Lithuania in bigger numbersDespite the Belarusian ruble’s devaluation last year and a row with the European Union leading to economic sanctions, Belarusians keep hopping onto Lithuania-bound buses and trains to enjoy shopping in Western-style supermarkets and malls.The increase of Belarusian tourists last ye...
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