Moscow’s response to Lithuania over transit ban will not be only diplomatic -official

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova speaks during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 16, 2022. REUTERS / Maxim Shemetov

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June 22 (Reuters) – Moscow’s response to Lithuania’s ban on the transit of goods sanctioned by the EU to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad will not be exclusively diplomatic but practical in nature, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

“One of the main questions has been about whether the response would be exclusively diplomatic. The answer: no,” Maria Zakharova said at her weekly briefing. “The response will not be diplomatic but practical.”

Zakharova would not elaborate on the nature of the practical measures Russia planned to take against Lithuania.

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Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Alex Richardson

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