Russia suspends some trade via Lithuanian port

March 14, 2014 2:33 PM

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Russia suspends some trade via Lithuanian port

Russia had suspended food product imports through Lithuania's major port Klaipeda, the Baltic country's prime minister said on Thursday, a move local businesses saw as Moscow's way of exerting political pressure at a time it is confronting Ukraine.

"Lithuania's terminals have received a written note. A note was also sent to companies which export goods through port terminals to Russia," Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius told reporters.

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