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Lithuanian Premier Accuses Russia of ‘Economic War’

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius accused Russia of waging “economic war,” citing trade curbs imposed by its eastern neighbor and demands from Russia’s state-run natural-gas exporter.

Russia forced customs controls on Lithuania, located at Poland’s northern border along the Baltic Sea, while the eastern European Union state is studying a proposal it received from Gazprom OAO last week, the contents of which aren’t public.