Threats, accusations follow Kaliningrad negotiations

  • 2003-03-27
VILNIUSLithuania and Russia found themselves at loggerheads over transit issues this week, as both sides were unable to iron out differences during bilateral consultations in Brussels on how to facilitate movement to and from the isolated exclave of Kaliningrad. Lithuanian said Russian intransigence on the issue amounted to political pressure to squeeze out concessions from the EU and to delay the Baltic country's preparedness for EU membership ratification.Lithuanian Foreign Ministry Secretary Darius Jurgelevicius said Lithuania found the Russian proposal to take into account the exception...
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