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US warns Russia that its support for Lithuania is ‘ironclad’ after Moscow threatened country

The United States today said its support for Lithuania is ‘ironclad’ and that any attack on the country would ‘constitute an attack on all NATO members’ after Moscow threatened its neighbour with ‘serious repercussions’ for blocking EU-sanctioned goods from reaching the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

The US State Department said Washington would defend NATO member Lithuania if Russia decided to launch an assault on the country.

Russia has vowed to retaliate against Lithuania with measures that ‘will have a serious negative impact on the Lithuanian population’ after the country blocked coal, metals, construction materials and advanced technology from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad. 

‘We stand by our NATO allies and we stand by Lithuania,’ US State Department spokesman Ned Price told…


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