A new dispute has emerged in Kaliningrad, a strategic region where Russia's Baltic fleet has its headquarters. It has no border with mainland Russia. And Lithuania has banned the rail transfer of some goods from entering the Russian territory of Kaliningrad.
According to Lithuania, it is only following the EU sanctions imposed over Moscow's invasion of Kyiv.
Hence Russia has warned Lithuania of "serious consequences for this move. Senior security official Nikolai Patrushev said, "Russia will certainly respond to such hostile actions."
Mr. Patrushev has said that the blockade by Lithuania was "instigated by the west" and is "in violation of international law."
While the secretary of Russia's security council has warned that "appropriate measures would be taken in the near future." He has also added that "their consequences will have a serious negative impact on the population of Lithuania." He has refused to give any further details.
Due to such statements, the Russian foreign ministry summoned the EU ambassador over the blockade.