Kaliningrad is Russia’s unsinkable aircraft carrier in Europe and is now under a land blockade by NATO via Lithuania. According to the Treaty between Lithuania and Russia, this is an illegal action. To be fair, Russia permitted Lithuania to not only breakaway from Russia, but to also be wooed and won over by the west and is now a proud member of NATO. Russia has only themselves to blame and I doubt very much people will sympathize with the plight of the old Prussian city since Russia has invaded Ukraine.
Nevertheless, RULES ARE RULES and when you break a treaty, the breaker should be prepared to deal with all of the circumstances involved.
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) June 19, 2022
Naturally the Lithuanians don’t want their cities bombed to dust; but it appears the United Steaks is in their ear about the blockade and demands it.
This is the official Russian statement regarding the issue, basically threatening war.
RUSSIA DEMANDS LITHUANIAN BLOCKADE OF KALININGRAD END, OR ELSE… pic.twitter.com/SLt6fLf9pB
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) June 20, 2022
Unlike other issues, such as Finland to NATO, I do believe Russia is serious about their threats here. Kaliningrad is of vital Russian importance and by imposing a blockade on the territory, they will have no choice but to view it as an act of war.
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