Belarusian PRIME Minister: Severe retaliatory measures will be taken against Lithuania

2022-05-08 0 By

Minsk, February 1 (Xinhua)Belarusian Prime Minister Vladimir Golovchenko said Monday that he would take severe retaliatory measures against Lithuania for refusing to allow trains carrying potash fertilizer from Belarus to enter the country.Photo taken on Jan. 30, 2019 shows a train carrying potash fertilizer at lida railway station in Belarus.(Xinhua/Lu Jinbo) Gorovchenko told belarusian media on The same day that Lithuania unilaterally made the decision in violation of the inter-governmental railway communication agreement and the relevant documents on transit issues in countries without access to the sea.Belarus has requested dialogue with Lithuania on this issue and will not close the door for dialogue.If Lithuania does not respond, The White side will begin to take severe retaliatory measures in the coming days.The move comes after the Lithuanian government ordered the state railway company to terminate its long-term contract with Belarus potashcorp, a large state company, until February 1.Belarusian Potash Is one of the world’s largest suppliers of mineral fertilisers, accounting for nearly 20 per cent of global potash exports.Some of the company’s potash is shipped by rail to The Lithuanian port of Klepeda for shipment.