Lithuanian Railways said they resume freight transit as of July 22, Izvestia reported on Friday quoting a spokesperson for the operator. He said, commodities necessary to fully provide for the region are allowed for transportation, with all the data on shipments to be checked and entered into the transit control system.
Earlier, Kaliningrad region Governor Anton Alikhanov said 80% restrictions related to transit to Kaliningrad were lifted, Izvestia reminded. However, the situation has not been fully resolved, he added saying that there is still work to be done. Dmitry Peskov, press officer to the RF President, also said that negotiations on Kaliningrad transit will continue.
Alikhanov also said that a large share of Kaliningrad’s transit freight, up to 700 thousand tons per annum, remains impacted as the ban on road transit is still in force.