Kaliningrad Keg Kaboom
It seems like the West is determined to have a larger war. They may even want a tactical nuclear war. What better place to practice than Lithuania? They are stirring it in Kaliningrad because they are losing so badly in Ukraine. This can only expand the war. They obviously do not want peace.
Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian semi-exclave sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland. The city is situated on the Pregolya River, at the head of the Vistula Lagoon on the Baltic Sea, and is the only ice-free port of Russia and the Baltic states on the Baltic Sea.
After the conclusion of World War II, the Soviet Union was given control of the Kaliningrad territory at the Potsdam Conference. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the territory remained part of the Russian Federation, surrounded by newly independent countries which over time developed close ties to the West.
Kaliningrad Oblast is a little parcel of land smaller than Wales wedged up against the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad has no common border with Russia, which is almost 300 miles to the east – and unlike most Russians its residents travel frequently to the EU. The city centre is 75 miles from the Lithuanian border, and a mere 30 miles from Poland.
In Kaliningrad, Russia has built a formidable military presence, spanning nuclear weapons, its Baltic fleet and tens of thousands of soldiers. (The exclave, which has a population of nearly 1 million, was German territory until after World War II, when it was known as Königsberg.
Russia has warned Lithuania of “serious” consequences after it banned the rail transfer of some goods to the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. pic.twitter.com/CdWKPnouaA
— The Tishbite (@Tishbite_redux) June 22, 2022
iEarlGrey already mentioned the comments by Mr Patrushev (see previous videos):
The secretary of Russia's Security Council warned that "appropriate measures" would be taken "in the near future".
"Their consequences will have a serious negative impact on the population of Lithuania," he added, without giving any further details.
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