According to the statement made at a press conference by Evaldas Ignatavichus, Lithuania's Foreign Ministry's State Secretary, there should be no problems concerning Russia's military transit via Lithuania.
Mr. Ignatavichus said the transit of Russia's military cargoes via Lithuania would be continued according to the common rules as concerned any other transit, cargoes or people. He added that no special political decisions concerning the transit of Russia's military cargoes were expected.
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