Political scientist, doctor of science, assistant professor at the School of Law at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Igor Semenovsky said that Lithuanian efforts aimed at blocking the Kaliningrad region are a provocation by a NATO member state against Russia. Rossa Primavera News Agency reports on June 20.
On June 18, Lithuanian Railways announced the closure of communications between the Kaliningrad region and the rest of Russia. According to Semenovsky, Lithuania’s actions are designed to put Russia at a disadvantage if the attack comes from different directions – from the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Caucasus.
“The situation in Pridnestrovie or Transnistria region along with Syria is becoming tense again. An active phase in the international confrontation is taking place,” the political scientist added. According to him, Russia is under pressure on several directions – on the diplomatic, military, and general strategic front.
Semenovsky noted that during the Soviet era, Lithuania gained several territories, including the city of Klaipeda, and now it has to be taken into account considering current developments. And if Russia makes territorial claims against Lithuania, in essence, Moscow will make claims against the NATO member state.
“Within its international borders, Lithuania is already a NATO member state … In the event of an attack or some military actions in Lithuania, we will be talking about a clash between NATO and Russia,” stressed the expert.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency