The EU plans to allow the transit of subsanctioned goods through Lithuania to the Kaliningrad region, but in limited quantities. This was reported by the German magazine Spiegel.
It is noted that in the coming days, the European Commission intends to publish a clarification on the application of sanctions.
"The clarification of the European Commission applies directly to all EU member states, but it mainly concerns only the situation with Kaliningrad. According to the document, Russia will be allowed to transport subsanctioned goods to Kaliningrad, but only in a volume commensurate with deliveries before the invasion," notes the publication.
This rule is designed to prevent the export of products to other countries via Kaliningrad in violation of the EU sanctions.
According to the documents of the Lithuanian customs, it will be determined exactly how much Russia can deliver to the enclave.
In special cases, such as for the required repair of locks, the amount may be exceeded, sources in Brussels say. But Russia will have to justify each exception.
The policy adopted by the Commission largely reflects the position of the German government. Berlin has criticized Lithuania's approach.
According to the publication, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz seeks to avoid unnecessary provocations by Russia. He has repeatedly noted that he will do everything in his power to ensure that NATO does not become a party to the war between Russia and Ukraine. German soldiers are stationed in Lithuania and could be involved in a possible conflict.