Moscow to summon EU ambassador to Russia over Kaliningrad transit – Governor of Kaliningrad

European Union Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer attends a session of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo

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June 21 (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry will summon European Union Ambassador to Moscow Markus Ederer on Tuesday over Lithuania’s ban on the transit of EU-sanctioned goods through Kaliningrad, it said on Monday. the governor of Kaliningrad.

Vilnius has banned the transit of goods under European Union sanctions through Lithuanian territory to and from the Russian enclave sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland, citing EU sanction rules. Read more

“This is, of course, a situation that can be resolved through diplomatic means,” Anton Alikhanov, governor of Kaliningrad, told Russian television. “As far as I know, tomorrow Marcus Ederer, the European Union Ambassador to Russia, will be summoned to the Foreign Office…and he will be briefed on the appropriate conditions involved here.”

There was no immediate official confirmation from the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the summons.

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Reporting from Melbourne by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Sandra Maler

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