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Lithuania introduces unilateral tariffs on railway cargo

Summary of Disinformation

The practice of introducing “cutting tariffs” by the Lithuanian Railway should be discontinued, since it becomes unprofitable for cargo carriers to export their cargoes through the Kaliningrad seaport due to this. If the Lithuanian leaders really want mutually beneficial economic cooperation, then Russia must be sure that it will never have problems with the Kaliningrad region because of Lithuania.

Disproof

No evidence given. According to Lithuanian authorities, all transit tariffs are decided in negotiations between two business entities  - national or regional railways of Lithuania and Russia. Lithuania has never imposed any tariffs unilaterally. According to official sources, the transit flows are growing. The reason for redirecting the cargo to sea-ports must be other than excessive tariffs.

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Reported in: Issue 95
Date: 18.01.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Lithuania
Keywords: Trade
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Rubaltic.ru
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