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Russians in Arctic face Norwegian blockade

A Russian Arctic mining operation in the Svalbard Islands is facing shortages after Norwegian authorities held up over 20 tons of supplies in the port of Storskog, citing the EU sanctions against Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine. The foreign ministry in Oslo acknowledged on Tuesday that the Russian application …

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EU has solution for blockade of Russia’s Kaliningrad – MEP

European Union officials have drafted a document that would allow the transit of sanctioned goods between Russia and its European exclave, Kaliningrad, Lithuanian MEP Petras Asutrevicius claimed on Saturday. Lithuania has banned the flow of certain goods in and out of Kaliningrad, claiming that it is enforcing EU sanctions. Russia …

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EU to review Kaliningrad blockade

The EU is not seeking to impose a “blockade” on Russia’s Kaliningrad Region and will review its sanctions guidelines to avoid “blocking” traffic into and out of the exclave, the bloc’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said Thursday. Lithuania’s actions to restrict transit to and from Kaliningrad, implemented under EU Commission …

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Lithuania ready to expand Kaliningrad blockade – president

Vilnius is ready to expand the list of goods banned from transit to Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad should the European Union introduce new sanctions against Moscow, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Wednesday. The country is also ready to face any potential retaliatory measures Russia might introduce, he told Reuters …

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Russian embassy ‘under blockade’ in US – envoy

The operation of the Russian Embassy in Washington has been effectively blocked by the US, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov has said. “The embassy is essentially under a blockade by the US authorities. Bank of America has shut down the accounts of our general consulates in Houston and New York,” Antonov told …

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Judge orders truckers to end US-Canada border blockade

Truckers and other protesters demonstrating on the bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan have until 7 pm local time to leave or face being arrested and having their vehicles seized, the Ontario Superior Court said on Friday. Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz issued the ruling after more than four hours of a …

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US responds to trucker blockade of border with Canada

As the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan remained closed for trucks as of Tuesday evening, White House press secretary Jen Psaki referred to the issue causing the closure as “sporadic congestion” and insisted it was not related to Covid-19 vaccine mandates.  “The protests going on across Canada, …

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Truckers blockade US-Canada border

Authorities in the Canadian province of Alberta have dispatched heavily armed police units to disperse the blockade of a border crossing with the US state of Montana by truckers disgruntled with Covid-19 vaccine mandates. Scores of Canadian truckers blocked the border crossing between Coutts, Alberta and Sweet Grass, Montana over …

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WATCH: Road blockade in Netherlands over Covid controls

According to local media, as many as 200 activists blocked the gates of a major port in the city’s harbor on Thursday. For several hours, they prevented any vehicles from driving in and out of the cargo hub, which, in turn, led to massive traffic congestion on the highway leading …

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