Foreign media: Five Lithuanian companies face Belarus sanctions related to food, home decoration industry

2022-06-15 0 By

5 Lithuanian enterprises are facing sanctions from the Belarusian government, including supermarket chains and furniture factories, according to Lithuanian state radio television and Officelife website on February 10.The Lithuanian companies reportedly included supermarket chain Mart Inn Food, construction and home improvement chain Oma, wood and furniture producer Vakaru Medienos, customs mediation service Monolit Prom and pharmaceutical company NatiVita.Representatives of the companies declined to comment on the sanctions.There are currently 575 Lithuanian enterprises operating in Belarus.The Lithuanian government announced on January 12 that the contract between The Lithuanian railway company and the Belarusian Potash Company conflicts with the interests of the state security and demanded the termination of the contract from February 1.Belarusian Potashcorp, a state-owned company, filed the lawsuit with a court in Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 28.Belarus president Alyaksandr Lukashenka has warned that Lithuania may close the border crossing with Ukraine and triple the price of goods.Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova also responded that Lithuania’s ban on Transit of Belarusian goods was “a dead end” that would have a negative impact on the region.Copyright works of overseas network, shall not be reproduced without authorization.