OREANDA-NEWS  The Russian Federation reserves the right to take actions to protect its interests if Lithuania does not resume cargo transit to Kaliningrad in the near future, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. According to the Ministry, on June 20, Lithuania's Charge d'affaires Virginiya Umbrasene was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"They stated in this regard that if cargo transit between the Kaliningrad Region and the rest of the Russian Federation via Lithuania is not fully restored in the near future, then Russia reserves the right to take actions to protect its national interests," the statement on the agency's website says.

On Monday, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on Lithuania's decision to block transit to the Kaliningrad region. He called the decision taken by the authorities of the Baltic country "truly unprecedented." According to him, this is "a violation of everything and everything," according to a message on the agency's website.

Meanwhile, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said it had imposed a ban on the transit of promotional goods to Kaliningrad after consultations with the European Commission.