USA messing up again?Russia’s response to Lithuania’s refusal to allow In Potash from Belarus was heroic

2022-05-23 0 By

The Belarusian government said Monday it would hit back at Lithuanian railways for ending its partnership with a local potash company.Belarusian Prime Minister Anatoly Golovchenko also told the media that belarus would retaliate against Lithuania in the coming days if the Lithuanian government insisted on banning the railway company from cooperating with Russia.The “potash issue” between Belarus and Lithuania was, after all, provoked by the US.Last August, the US government continued to implement its “sanctions strategy” and imposed sanctions on more than 40 organizations and individuals in Belarus. Potashcorp has not escaped the “poison” of the US.A train carrying potash why would the US government target it?Because the enterprise is extremely important to Belarus, it is the most important part of the country’s foreign currency earnings.And as one of 20 per cent of global potash exports, it ships about 11m tonnes of potash products a year from the Lithuanian port of Klepeda.Because Belarus is landlocked, the only way for domestic potash companies to export their products is to work with Lithuania, and Lithuania’s state-owned railway company earns about 60 million euros a year from the contract.The Lithuanian government has seen a series of resignations since the U.S. announced sanctions against belarusian potash companies.The Lithuanian railways, of course, know that Belarus has brought them huge profits, so they will not want to end their cooperation with Belarus Potashcorp.So Lithuania has “dragged its feet” on us sanctions against Belarus’s potash.By 2022, Lithuania’s government could not find a way to get its railway company to stop working with Russia, a Belarusian potash company.Belarusian fertiliser was still being shipped abroad through the port of Klepeda until the Lithuanian government imposed a trading ban on the company.Under such circumstances, the Lithuanian government is very difficult to do, after all, they can not afford to offend the United States.Two senior figures in Lithuania’s government resignedwith tacit agreement.One of them was Landsberges of the Foreign Ministry and the other was Marius, the minister of transport.However, the government did not approve their resignations.Landsbergis is not listening to the government, the government is in disarray, and Even Lithuania’s prime minister, Vladislav Simonite, has hinted that all senior members of the government are considering resigning.Seeing Lithuania’s determination, the United States did not intervene much.The drama ended with the resignation of The railroad’s CEO, Bartuska.In the end, not a single official in the government resigned, but the CEO of the railway company “carried the whole thing.”Just as Belarus was worried that Lithuania’s state-owned railway company would stop working with it, the head of the company made an unexpected statement that it would not stop working with the Belarus company.The Lithuanian government must have been kicking its heels.Why was Lithuania’s state-owned railway so “tough” that it chose to take on Belarus rather than its own government?In the end, the benefits of Belarus are too tempting.Potash products from Belarus account for 25 percent of Lithuania’s state-owned railway’s cargo, and the Lithuanian port would lose a full 30 percent of its cargo if it were not shipped overseas.For Lithuania’s state-owned railway company and the Port of Klepeda, the deal is important.Even if the Lithuanian government wants to “curry favor” with The United States, the heads of these institutions are reluctant to give up low-hanging fruit.Unsure of what to do, the Lithuanian government imposed a mandatory directive on the company: its partnership with Belarusian Potash was due to end by February 1st.Belarusian Prime Minister Gorovchenko believes that the Lithuanian government’s action is unreasonable and violates the relevant agreement of railway communication between the two countries.So the Russian side asked for a dialogue with the Lithuanian government on this matter.Given cubic’s firm stance, Russia threatened to take severe retaliatory measures if the Lithuanian government did not discuss the matter with it for a long time.We still don’t know what the future holds, but if the U.S. government, which is “watching from the sidelines,” gets involved, it’s hard not to make the issue more difficult to resolve.