Russia is interested in the possibility of opening the Dubki-Rambynas border crossing point but has not yet made any proposals to Lithuania, Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry has told BNS.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not received such proposals, but the Russian Federation is raising the issues mentioned in your request,” the ministry said.
According to newkaliningrad.ru, earlier this month, the Kaliningrad regional authorities sent a letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry, asking it to hold talks with Lithuania on the opening of the Dubki-Rambynas border checkpoint, as well as on lifting th existing rail transit quotas.
For its part, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry says the transit of passengers to and from the Kaliningrad region is taking place smoothly and in accordance with the agreed conditions for the facilitated transit of Russian citizens through the territory of Lithuania.
Meanwhile, there is no separate agreement for the transit of Russian goods. According to the ministry, “Lithuania controls the transit of these goods consistently in accordance with the European Union legislation and the guidelines of the European Commission”.
The Dubki-Rambynas checkpoint has already been put in place but is still closed on the Lithuanian side.
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