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Belarus will revise the transit of goods through Latvia and Lithuania. New perspectives for Russia

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the transit of goods from the Baltic republics through the territory of the country. If Minsk seriously deals with this issue, Lithuania may lose a quarter of its income from transit.


On October 5, Alexander Lukashenko met with the chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus, Yury Senko.

The key issue that the president raised during his conversation with the country's chief customs officer was the transit of goods through Lithuania and Latvia.

Claims against Lithuania and Latvia and Belarusian cargo traffic


Relations between Minsk, on the one hand, and Vilnius and Riga, on the other, have especially deteriorated after the opposition protests that began in Belarus against the election of President Lukashenko for a new term. Then, sanctions were imposed against the Belarusian authorities, in connection with which the “father” decided to think over a symmetrical response to Lithuania and Latvia. As they say, so that from now on it was discouraging.



Now the Baltic republics, and especially Lithuania, receive a significant part of their income from the transit through their territory of goods going to Belarus and from Belarus. Moreover, these are not only goods produced in the Republic of Belarus or intended for export from it, but also goods traveling to the EAEU countries or in the opposite direction.

According to Lukashenko, 40% of all freight transport going to Belarus passes through Lithuania. If this flow is limited, Vilnius will incur colossal financial losses - the load on logistics capacities will decrease, which means that payments to the state treasury will also fall, the need for a part of hired workers will disappear, and the infrastructure for servicing logistics centers will suffer.

At the same time, Belarus itself can turn into a logistics center for the entire Eurasian Economic Union if it starts investing in the development of its own relevant infrastructure. Lukashenka also emphasized this point, outlining positive prospects for the Belarusian economy. In this case, all cargoes that previously traveled through the Lithuanian logistics infrastructure will go through Belarus.

It should be noted that the deterioration of relations with Lithuania forced Minsk to pay special attention to the Russian port of Ust-Luga. It is in Belarus that it is called an alternative to the Lithuanian port in Klaipeda, through which until recently a significant part of Belarusian cargo was exported, including potash fertilizers and oil products. The port of Klaipeda really received a very significant part of its income from servicing the Belarusian cargo traffic.

How Russia will benefit from the redistribution of Belarusian cargo traffic


If Lukashenka succeeds in reorienting cargo traffic to Russian ports, a serious blow will be dealt to the economies of Lithuania and Latvia. But Vilnius and Riga themselves, it seems, is not so worried about this problem: their authorities are much more concerned about the loyal service to the "Washington regional committee" than about the economic well-being of their country. For the sake of the interests of the United States, the Lithuanian leadership is ready to sacrifice even its own national interests.

As for Russia, we will only definitely win if the cargo traffic goes from Belarus not through Lithuania, but through Russian ports. These are great prospects. After all, such a significant volume of cargo is also the cost of logistics support, which means additional revenues for the country's budget, the emergence of new jobs.

For example, on September 25, Lukashenko spoke with Putin about the possibility of building a special terminal for Belarusian cargo in the Leningrad region, which could become an excellent alternative to Belarusian transit. That is, the economic consequences of Belarus' refusal to use the Klaipeda port will be positive for Russia.

In addition, if Belarus "closes" its exports at Russian ports, then politically it will have nowhere to "go": it will have to increase its loyalty to Moscow. However, it seems that in the light of recent events, Lukashenka has already drawn certain conclusions, at least for the near future - if the West does not move the "second chair" closer to Alexander Grigorievich again.
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  1. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 5 October 2020 16: 25
    25
    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the transit of goods from the Baltic republics through the territory of the country. If Minsk seriously deals with this issue, Lithuania may lose a quarter of its income from transit.

    This should have been done yesterday.
    1. Nadrub
      Nadrub 5 October 2020 16: 29
      16
      Better late than never winked
      1. frruc
        frruc 5 October 2020 18: 00
        +3
        Lithuania turned away from everything Soviet (but continues to use the transport infrastructure), so they can block everything that is possible.
        1. keeper03
          keeper03 5 October 2020 22: 31
          +2
          It's high time to pinch these sprats !!! yes good
          1. Nastia makarova
            Nastia makarova 6 October 2020 08: 43
            -1
            they no longer have sprats
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 5 October 2020 19: 50
        0
        Quote: Truth
        Better late than never winked

        Dad finally realized that his wagging backwards could turn into a terrible hemorrhoid for him. And it was apparently very intelligibly explained to him in the Kremlin. Fortunately, Luka's brains are still boiled, unlike Yanukovych. And now he will accurately and vehemently support and conduct Russian policy, right up to integration into the Russian Federation.
    2. Pereira
      Pereira 5 October 2020 16: 30
      +7
      Quote: Ragnar Lothbrok
      This should have been done yesterday.


      I agree. In the last election.
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 5 October 2020 16: 39
        +5
        That's right - it is necessary to sober up so that they understand at the expense of whom they have gotten rich in the Baltic all the past years.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 5 October 2020 17: 03
          +2
          Poland and Lithuania will soon have problems funding the protests.
          But why the AHL did not cover visa-free travel with the EU and the United States is still not clear.
        2. Vita vko
          Vita vko 5 October 2020 17: 31
          +2
          Quote: bessmertniy
          understood at the expense of whom they were getting richer in the Baltics all the past years

          The Baltic government is 100% funded by EU subsidies. And as long as NATO needs a Baltic springboard for pressure on Russia, until then they will not care about ports and the entire economy as a whole.
          1. halpat
            halpat 5 October 2020 17: 49
            +1
            Quote: Vita VKO
            Quote: bessmertniy
            understood at the expense of whom they were getting richer in the Baltics all the past years

            The Baltic government is 100% funded by EU subsidies. And as long as NATO needs a Baltic springboard for pressure on Russia, until then they will not care about ports and the entire economy as a whole.

            not really.

            The Balts have three main sources of income:

            1. Trades goods through them "to" and "from" Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan.
            2. EU loans and direct EU subsidies
            3. Tourism, including aloctourism and sextourism.

            It was the Russians who went to the Dome Cathedral to see and to travel on excursions. For Swedes, Finns, Germans, everything is much simpler - alcohol and girls are much cheaper than at home. Factor of.
            Well, NATO soldiers (USA, Britain, France) are also not under the jurisdiction of local "native" courts.
            For example, they got into the habit of urinating regularly on the Riga Statue of Liberty. It was a straight tradition. Now there is a native guard and cameras on all sides.
          2. vVvAD
            vVvAD 5 October 2020 19: 31
            +1
            That's right: the government is separate, the people are separate.
            For the sake of the interests of the United States, the Lithuanian leadership is ready to sacrifice even its own national interests

            Such a government cannot have national interests - only in its own funding. The EU has spawned perfect puppets.
            And a striking difference from CMEA: if its members and the republics of the USSR were happy for the maximum development of their own industries, the placement of objects of an all-Union scale, because this brought income and funding, now all this is not needed.
            It is necessary to inflate the bureaucratic apparatus - so that a larger circle of bureaucrats and servants get their own part of this financing, and the rest somehow on their own. Here they are on their own: many are already in other countries.
    3. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 5 October 2020 18: 35
      +7
      Quote: Ragnar Lothbrok
      It should have been done yesterday

      Russophobia must be expensive. Very expensive...
      1. Interlocutor
        Interlocutor 5 October 2020 19: 21
        +1
        Russophobia must be expensive. Very expensive...


        It must be irretrievably expensive. Old Man would take offense at Polyakov and expel the embassy for 3 years from the country. No no. Don't lose your connection. But don't let the ambassador in.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 5 October 2020 21: 52
          0
          Quote: Interlocutor
          Russophobia must be expensive. Very expensive...


          It must be irretrievably expensive. Old Man would take offense at Polyakov and expel the embassy for 3 years from the country. No no. Don't lose your connection. But don't let the ambassador in.

          Yes, it seemed like there was infa that he decided to cut their embassy staff from 50 to 18 people.
      2. Boris Chernikov
        Boris Chernikov 5 October 2020 20: 38
        +4
        yes already ... Ust-Luga has been working for a long time
        1. Clear
          Clear 5 October 2020 21: 30
          +7
          Quote: Boris Chernikov
          yes already ... Ust-Luga has been working for a long time

          And God grant prosperity to the Russian sea trade port!
      3. Clear
        Clear 5 October 2020 21: 27
        +4
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        Quote: Ragnar Lothbrok
        It should have been done yesterday

        Russophobia must be expensive. Very expensive...

        This will depend on the course of Russian foreign policy.
    4. g1v2
      g1v2 5 October 2020 22: 11
      0
      Yesterday the West did not press against the multi-vector Faberge and the Balts were his favorite partners. And today negotiations are already underway on the transit of oil products through Vysotsk. request
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 October 2020 16: 30
    0
    Someone agreed! Better late than never. And rightly so! fellow
  3. maktub
    maktub 5 October 2020 16: 37
    -11 qualifying.
    Since Turkey removed ships from the economic zone of Cyprus, one should expect coordinated sanctions from the EU
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 5 October 2020 16: 54
      +1
      Something no one pays attention to you. What kind of sanctions do you expect from the EU for Belarus? Variant of answer: When will they introduce then you will find out! Unacceptable, here are grown-up guys, just list it! Let's discuss and laugh! hi
      1. maktub
        maktub 5 October 2020 17: 01
        -11 qualifying.
        I am just stating a fact. The sanctions were not agreed due to the position of Cyprus, now the obstacles have been removed. I am neither cold nor hot from the sanctions.
        1. Brturin
          Brturin 5 October 2020 23: 18
          0
          Quote: maktub
          Just stating a fact, the sanctions were not agreed due to the position of Cyprus

          On October 2, at the summit of the heads of the EU, the list was approved - everything was agreed and ...
          Head of the European Council Charles Michel at the final press conference of the EU summit - "We have put into effect today a blacklist for 40 names" - https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/9613781
          I don't think there will be another package ....
    2. KCA
      KCA 5 October 2020 16: 59
      -1
      Which country and which ones? Against Russia, I don't even know if there is still a fantasy to come up with something new, Belarus is also no stranger to living under sanctions, will they introduce personal sanctions? Against Lukashenka? So he will cry that he will not be allowed into the gayropo Union, he will change pillowcases five times a night
  4. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 5 October 2020 16: 40
    +6
    Well, apparently, the consequences for this whole Polish-Lithuanian circus with evil clowns.
    The funny thing is that Poland will somehow calmly survive it ... But the Baltic pocket tigers with a creak.
    Already in Lithuania, as far as I remember in Klaipeda, they filed a lawsuit against the local chief executive officer of the country regarding spending on the Belarusian opposition and further financing of the port project in Klaipeda. It will be really sad there without Belarusian cargo traffic. In addition, if my memory serves me, part of the shares of this port belongs to Belarusians ... someone will buy ... as I understand it bully
    1. Vladimir_6
      Vladimir_6 5 October 2020 17: 06
      +4
      Quote: KOT BYUN
      In addition, if my memory serves me, part of the shares of this port belongs to Belarusians ..

      Vasily, not a port, but 30% of the Klaipeda terminal for loading bulk cargo, primarily mineral fertilizers. hi
      1. CAT BAIYUN
        CAT BAIYUN 5 October 2020 17: 08
        +4
        This is what I meant. Thanks - corrected. hi
        1. Vladimir_6
          Vladimir_6 5 October 2020 17: 42
          0
          Quote: KOT BYUN
          This is what I meant. Thanks - corrected.

          In September, we discussed this topic, so it stuck in my memory.
          Well, apparently, the consequences for this whole Polish-Lithuanian circus with evil clowns.

          Boomerang comes back.
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 5 October 2020 22: 03
      +2
      Quote: KOT BYUN
      Already in Lithuania, as far as I remember in Klaipeda, they filed a lawsuit against the country's chief chief over spending on the Belarusian opposition

      They did not seem to have filed a lawsuit, but they demanded to explain at whose expense the banquet and why taxpayers should pay for the comfort of Juanita Tikhonovskaya.
      Quote: KOT BYUN
      In addition, if my memory serves me, part of the shares of this port belongs to Belarusians ... someone will buy ... as I understand it

      I don't know about the whole port, but the Belarusians seem to have owned the port terminal for the shipment of mineral fertilizers.
      In the event of the loss of transit cargo, the price of the port's shares, in general, will go to a peak, and then it may be worthwhile to get confused and not sell, but on the contrary, buy out all the shares of this enterprise and already hire Lithuanians to the Belarusian port. laughing
    3. Brturin
      Brturin 5 October 2020 23: 26
      0
      Quote: KOT BYUN
      Already in Lithuania filed a lawsuit

      The courts are like that - and the Venezuelan Guaido is not the president ...
      The Court of Appeal of England overturned on Monday a London High Court ruling that upheld Juan Guaido's presidency in a dispute over the return of Bank of Venezuela gold held at the Bank of England. ... As noted in Zaiwalla & Co, the appeal concluded that the decision of the previous instance was wrong, since the conditions for the recognition by the British government of Juan Guaido de jure as President of Venezuela excluded the possibility that the British government would nevertheless also recognize Nicolas Maduro as de jure - in fact the president. https://ria.ru/20201005/guaido-1578226161.html
  5. grigorii
    grigorii 5 October 2020 16: 41
    +1
    I look forward to when it will happen. Hurry so. Let them feel the difference with whom they were better.
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 5 October 2020 16: 41
    +3
    The main thing is that the redirection of goods to our ports does not lead to an increase in the cost of either Belarusian or transit goods. We have those who like to weld on a monopoly position. Everything should be like garlic, taking into account Belarusian interests, otherwise it will inevitably lead to tension in the short term and a drop in freight traffic in the long term. Otherwise, yes - Lukashenka should have thought about this before the chair under him creaked and squinted ..
    1. Sergey Nikiforov
      Sergey Nikiforov 6 October 2020 17: 58
      0
      Truth Ust-Luga is a private port and a transport shoulder is 250 km longer. At whose expense is the banquet? And what about trucks, trucks, mostly with Belarusian and drivers, but they work for the Russian markets Close.? And Kaliningrad by sea or by air.? At least calculate everything
  7. nikon7717
    nikon7717 5 October 2020 16: 47
    +2
    if Belarus "closes" its exports at Russian ports, then politically, it will have nowhere to "go": it will have to increase its loyalty to Moscow

    Good point. Attracting friends through the economy. When it is beneficial to be friends. Both to them and to us. And all streams for the opportunity to earn money withdraw from unfriendly countries. As a result, the population there will unfold the vector.
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 5 October 2020 16: 48
    -7
    This topic has been discussed since the self-re-election onions, but even he knows how to count money, and Ust-Luga is hundreds of kilometers further than the Klaipeda port, and the difference in the cost of transporting goods will inevitably fall on the Russian budget. That is, such a decision as the reorientation of transit cargo is just a method of blackmailing with the EU bow!
    1. Deck
      Deck 6 October 2020 06: 25
      -6
      Here, for joy, some forgot to look at the map. By sea to Ust-Luga it is almost a day's journey. This is plus 30-50 tons of IFO 30 or Ultra at a price of $ 540 per ton. Plus ice fees in summer and ice support in winter. Add. expenses - sleepy million dollars. This is for a moment. Thousands of trucks that go through Belarus in transit to Russia.? Where are they? From Travemunde by ferry to Finland, as there are no ferry terminals in Ust-Luga. And yes, great!
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 6 October 2020 08: 45
      -1
      a hundred km is not a hook
  9. Egoza
    Egoza 5 October 2020 17: 00
    +2
    Sometimes even small mongrels need to wear a muzzle. (Aha! Coronavirus, however)
  10. RoTTor
    RoTTor 5 October 2020 17: 05
    0
    It's high time ... It is good for the ungrateful Balts to parasitize on the inheritance received from the Republic of Ingushetia and the USSR.
    How long will the EU keep these parasites with their handouts, who have no prospects except for extinction - the complete death of the remnants of the economy, the scattering of the remnants of the population and the extinction of those who could not escape?

    And Ukraine seems to have lost the Belarusian transit
    and export. But there they will not draw conclusions from this - the power of the thieving profane is incapable of anything worthwhile, especially to think with its head.
  11. Gunter prereen
    Gunter prereen 5 October 2020 17: 16
    -5
    Another lie of a mustache. Shake and continue in the same spirit.
  12. samarin1969
    samarin1969 5 October 2020 17: 24
    +3
    Grygorich is bluffing. The protests have not yet subsided, but have already engaged in PR and blackmail. "Lord of the Roads" may find himself in the outskirts of the backwoods.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 5 October 2020 19: 10
      +1
      Quote: samarin1969
      Grygorich bluffs

      So what to do?
      After all, they can rob.
      Democrats from the high road, they are so ...
  13. Kushka
    Kushka 5 October 2020 17: 35
    +5
    Quote: bessmertniy
    That's right - it is necessary to sober up so that they understand at the expense of whom they have gotten rich in the Baltic all the past years.

    And what will the chief of transport
    workshops (Russian long-distance operators)?
    Anecdote-story on the topic:
    The guys went on a flight from Perm to Tallinn. They're driving themselves, they're still far away
    and here on the road lies a man with a bike !? Well, they ran out, examined,
    and from him the pin-grass on the side of the road burned out, and so nothing - legs in
    pedals. Well, do not leave, it gets dark, they will move. In short, so his
    on a bike, like on a stretcher, into a truck and shoved it, with the intention of
    unload the first village. Well then one fell asleep, the other
    called, in short, forgot. And then "ATTENTION - STATE BORDER
    1 km. "E-mine, there was still not enough, articles for illegal immigrants.
    unloaded on the grass away from the curb (feet in the pedals).
    A month later, the guys get on the same route - Vit, do you remember
    at this place ..... well, in some village the man was going? Interesting
    after all. And here is the village. They became farther, approaching the last house,
    hostess in the yard with linen - what did you want? Yes, we have served together,
    such-such of myself ..... it says ask in three houses.
    They are approaching this house, the hostess is in the yard, the kids ...
    served together, would like to see, but a glass. And here, he says
    fail. - he is not at home - at work - once, and he does not drink at all -
    two! He doesn't drink, but we are with him so much ..... It used to be, he says,
    but a month ago he went on a bike to his brother in a neighboring village on
    boar, well and drank. And then it turned out, on a bike for a night and a half
    thousand km. waved it off and ended up already in Courland. Since then, I quit!
  14. ArioN
    ArioN 5 October 2020 19: 20
    +3
    Lukashenka has the right to act this way in response to the aggressive policy of the Balts and Poles
    He was warned, but did not believe ..
  15. evgen1221
    evgen1221 5 October 2020 19: 49
    0
    Well, the regional committee will always draw money to support the trousers of the Baltic politicians, including from funds withdrawn from the same republic. Enough to bark, and there was no other plan. Well, do not make the Balts a showcase of capitalism, in fact))))
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 5 October 2020 19: 51
    +1
    Now ours would not be stupid. I would give the Belarusians land for the construction of my terminal, it will pay off very quickly
  17. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 5 October 2020 20: 25
    0
    Well, the ports of the Baltic States will lose cargo from Belarus - the inhabitants of the Baltic States will pierce another hole in their belts and tighten their belts "pulling on the neck" ...
  18. alexmach
    alexmach 5 October 2020 20: 48
    0
    At the same time, Belarus itself can turn into a logistics center for the entire Eurasian Economic Union if it starts investing in the development of its own relevant infrastructure. Lukashenka also emphasized this point, outlining positive prospects for the Belarusian economy. In this case, all cargoes that previously traveled through the Lithuanian logistics infrastructure will go through Belarus.

    Some nonsense is written. How will Belarus be able to turn into a logistics center, abandoning goods from the Baltic ports? What where and from where will it transport it?
  19. Moore
    Moore 6 October 2020 05: 04
    0
    Let's not roll out lips from nishtyaks. expected from my father. So far, apart from blah-blah-blah, nothing concrete has been done. Now, yes, the bohatovector Kolinpapa feels a lot of discomfort and wants to eliminate it with Russian help. How long?
    Yes, Russia needs a friendly brotherly Belarus. For this, I suppose, sometimes it is necessary to use not only gingerbread ...
  20. Antidote
    Antidote 6 October 2020 07: 16
    -2
    Some kind of puffing out of his cheeks and a shot in his own leg. Look at the map already, perhaps, strategists.
  21. Sergey Nikiforov
    Sergey Nikiforov 6 October 2020 08: 57
    -2
    What budget will be used to pay for logistics.? This is 250 extra km of Russian Railways.? So they are already breathing in an incense Yes, and Ust-Luga is a private port, it does not suffer from charity In short, again from our pocket
    1. Torins
      Torins 6 October 2020 17: 49
      0
      There is also the port of Vysotsk and the port of Vyborg. In general, Putin said that Belarus would not notice the difference in money between the Lithuanian port and the Russian, but at the same time the profit would be good for Russia.