Russia recently issued a sinister threat to a NATO ally in response to a recent blockade of goods across the border.
Lithuania has drawn the ire of Russia for declaring that it would halt the transportation of goods that are subject to European sanctions in the Kaliningrad region, which has drawn harsh criticism from Andrei Klishas, who serves as chair of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation.
In an ominous warning on Telegram, Klishas remarked that any efforts “to establish an actual blockade of the Kaliningrad region … is a violation of Russia’s sovereignty over this region.”
Klishas added that such a blockade very well may serve as “the basis for very tough and absolutely legal actions” on behalf of Russia.
However, Lithuania has fired back, claiming that it has the backing of the European Union.
Gabrielius Landsbergis, who serves as the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, noted that the decision was ultimately made after receiving feedback from the European Commission.
“The [blockade] decision was made after consultations with the European Commission and under its leadership,” Landsbergis declared.
Should the blockade succeed, up to 50 percent of the total goods will be affected, include a broad array of metals and various construction materials.
Sergey Tsekov, who is one of the members of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, declared that Russia may inevitably elect to take “tough measures,” especially if the living conditions of the Russians deteriorate in response to the blockade.
“Let them look at Ukraine and [reflect on] what other methods we can use,” Tsekov said ominously.