Russia has summoned the European Union's envoy to Moscow to "strongly" protest new restrictions on shipments of Russian goods that are subject to EU sanctions through Lithuanian territory to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
The Foreign Ministry in Moscow said on June 21 that the envoy was informed of the "inadmissibility of such actions" and warned that "retaliation will follow" if the restrictions aren't removed immediately. It did not elaborate.
Kaliningrad is wedged between Lithuania and Poland, where the Pregolya River feeds into the Baltic Sea. It has about a half-million inhabitants.
Lithuanian officials said they imposed the restrictions beginning on June 20 in an effort to shore up punitive measures that followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24.