A short thread on Lithuania, Kaliningrad and Russia. Russia attacks not when it is "provoked", but in an opposite case: when it feels stronger than the opponent, or (the best case for Russia) when it feels, the opponent is not willing to escalate. Any attempt to "deescalate".../1
Looking like Lithuania and the EU may have realised why blockading Russian goods wrt Kaliningrad is not a wise move. Let's hope for a successful resolution.
La NATO ha violato la sovranità ucraina allestendo il colpo di stato nazionalista e le uccisioni di russi nel Donbass.
Ora usa la #Lituania per far morire di fame i russi di #Kaliningrad.
Tutto ciò ci viene descritto come «cercare la pace».
Ma a parlare è un branco di assassini.
🚨TOUS les députés de TOUTE l'opposition (RN,LR,NUPES) DOIVENT EXIGER que le gvt
1️⃣débatte devant l’Assemblée nationale du prochain Sommet de l'OTAN ainsi que de la situation en Ukraine et en Lituanie/Kaliningrad
2️⃣soumette l'envoi de troupes et armes à autorisation parlementaire
Good morning! (Fishing Village, Kaliningrad, Russia)
The Russian 'exclave' of Kaliningrad is a new focus of tensions between the West and Russia. Here's 4 mins on where it is, how it connects to the war in Ukraine & and why it's so important to Russia. Produced Michael Cox, Andrew Bryson, Mary Fuller https://t.co/dg71nkHPT2
Why is Kaliningrad part of Russia?
Because the Allies *gave it* to the Soviet Union as part of Germany's punishment for starting WW2.
Yet suddenly blue checks are Prussian nationalists who demand the land be returned!
First they blockaded Kaliningrad.
Now the neo-cons are flirting with the idea of taking it from Russia.
The result would be global nuclear war. https://t.co/N90jlpAAlt
La Lituania è l'unica che non ha confini diretti con la Russia,tranne l'enclave di kaliningrad, ecco perchè è stata lei a fare la provocazione, per costringere i russi ad invaderla ed intervenire la Nato. Un'altro passo verso la guerra totale, voluta dagli USA e dagli stupidi EU.
นายกรัฐมนตรีลิทัวเนีย ปฏิเสธการปิดล้อมโดยผิดกฏหมาย Kaliningrad เป็นเรื่องโกหกปลิ้นปล้อนของรัสเซีย สินค้าบางประเภทยังคงได้รับอนุญาตให้ขนส่ง ลิทัวเนียปฏิบัติตามมาตรการคว่ำบาตรที่กำหนดโดย EU ซึ่งได้รับการเห็นชอบจากทุกประเทศ
🚨In a game of chicken with Russia, the European Union just blinked.
It now admits that its sanctions do NOT justify Lithuania blocking the transfer of goods from the Russian mainland to Kaliningrad.
If the blockade persists, it's a U.S. operation.
How will Russia respond to Lithuania's blockade of Kaliningrad?
With something more forceful than diplomacy.
"The response will not be diplomatic – but practical," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. https://t.co/9BbheoWroN
"L'isolamento dell'enclave russa di #Kaliningrad da parte della #Lituania è pericolosissimo! Bisogna essere pazzi per non accorgersene e criminali per volerlo.
Intanto, #Draghi conferma l'allineamento totale del suo governo nei confronti dei diktat USA.
The #EU ban stated clearly that "The ban does not affect mail services and goods in transit between Kaliningrad Oblast and Russia.".
Therefore, it is a #US suggestion and not an EU or #Lithuania that is not respecting the EU ban list 👇
The European Commission is reported to be telling Lithuania to make its controls on transit goods for Kaliningrad focussed and proportionate so as not to harm Russia's internal market. It seems to attach more importance to Russia's internal market than to the United Kingdom's.
#NATO plays a very dangerous game by trying to impose a blockade on #Kaliningrad - a #Russian enclave between #Lithuania and #Poland - and home to the Baltic fleet and many of Russia's nuclear weapons. https://t.co/VlCCbMvnvj
"Germany warned that Russia’s moves to slash Europe’s natural gas supplies risked sparking a collapse in energy markets, drawing a parallel to the role of Lehman Brothers in triggering the financial crisis" (Bloomberg). Russia will make the EU pay for the blockage of Kaliningrad.
🇷🇺🇱🇹🇪🇺 Situated some 1,000 miles from Moscow, the Russian outpost of #Kaliningrad has been drawn into the war in Ukraine, after #Lithuania said it would no longer act as a conduit for sanctioned goods arriving in the territory from the motherland ▶️ https://t.co/6DOkOfW9b7 @AFP https://t.co/T3uwBIB7tU
Gitanas Nauseda, President of #Lithuania 🇱🇹 said:
“His country will be prepared if Russia disconnects from the regional grid. in response to the blocking of rail transport of some Russian goods to Kaliningrad.”
#Ukraine #Russia #Ukraine #Ukraine Russia #StopWarInUkraine https://t.co/BItt1LaNDt
The phrase of the chief of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, that the Commission would “revise” the sanctions guidelines, under which Lithuania blocked the movement of goods to and from Kaliningrad region, can be seen as a blatant concession to Putin https://t.co/NTK9JJp63R
Looks like EU is wisely backing down from its dangerous and illegal attempt to blockade Kaliningrad and impose collective punishment on the population there. https://t.co/B6FLx6lfez
The move to blockade Kaliningrad (violating several long-established treaties) is simply going to lead Russia to push for even more Ukrainian territory as a counterbalance.
This is a dumb tit-for-tat that does nothing to de-escalate the situation.
Latest for @Newsweek
: As Russia seeks leverage over Kaliningrad, Baltic officials tell me they're preparing for hybrid escalation and more Russian "trolling" https://t.co/SyQn9kiWc7
European Union does not intend to block communication between Kaliningrad and Russia, we are talking about measures to prevent possible circumvention of sanctions
REALLY LONG 🧵about the recent ISR sorties targeting Kaliningrad. Until recently, US and Russia both participated in a non-proliferation agreement, START, which included verification mrechanisms on long and intermediate rage ballistic warheads. START did not include short- 1/24
Sanctions guidelines shouldn't “block” traffic between Russia and its Kaliningrad exclave
The EU is not seeking to impose a “blockade” on Russia’s Kaliningrad Region and will review its sanctions guidelines to avoid “blocking” traffic into and out of the exclave
🇷🇺🇪🇺The European Union will review sanctions on the transit of goods to the Kaliningrad region — Josep Borrel.
The sanctions imposed by Lithuania acted in accordance with EU sanctions, the head of European diplomacy said.
The European Union wanted to prevent circumvention
Der #ghostwriter von George W. #Bush, David #Frum, fragt sich, wieso #Kaliningrad überhaupt russisches Territorium sei. Tja, Frum, wissen Sie, das war ja wirklich mal anders, damals, vor 1945, den Zeiten, die für Sie wohl die „guten, alten“ waren. - #Imperialismus #Faschismus https://t.co/oV5WardITx