Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda wants his country's government to immediately begin consultations with the European Commission, regarding the possible implementation of sanctions on Kaliningrad transit.
In a Facebook post, Nauseda wrote (translated to English): "The government should immediately start consultations with the European Commission so that the imposed sanctions do not harm either Lithuanian interests or international agreements.
"Only by joint efforts will we achieve that the sanctions against the aggressor country are painful."
On Thursday, Nauseda said he discussed the issue of transit with the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and added that Lithuania would not make concessions to Russia.
"It is clear that Lithuania must and will apply EU sanctions. Lithuania must and will maintain control over the goods transported through its territory, and there can be no talk of any 'corridors,' just as there can be no talk of concessions to Russia in response to the Kremlin’s threats," said Nauseda.