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Lithuania stops importation of Russian LNG

Commercial electricity flows also cut off in agreement with Latvia and EstoniaLithuania stops importation of Russian LNG

Lithuania stops importation of Russian LNG

A view of the Port of Klaipeda, the northernmost ice-free port on the Baltic Sea east cost. © Sputnik / Andrei Aleksandrov

Lithuania has stopped imports of Russian liquified natural gas (LNG) in the port of Klaipeda from Thursday, according to the country’s Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys.

Small LNG cargoes were regularly delivered to the Baltic country from the Russian port of Vysotsk, where Russian company Novatek has its production facility.

Additionally, Lithuania and its neighbors, Latvia and Estonia, have agreed to cut off commercial electricity flows from Russia from Thursday, according to Kreivys.

“Commercial traffic from Russia is reduced to a minimum technical level. This is the decision of all three Baltic states, which was taken yesterday. We ensure the operation of the system with local generation, imported through interconnections with Sweden, Poland, and Latvia,” the energy minister said.

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