At yesterday’s meeting with Lukashenko in Moscow, Yeltsin proposed negotiations with Poland for permission to build a road link across northeastern Poland to Russian-held Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea. Poland’s Foreign and Transportation Ministries responded within hours that they had not been notified earlier about such a plan and that they do not favor it because it may involve extraterritoriality or other special privileges. (13) The plan’s apparent intent is to give Russia a more convenient access to that noncontiguous military outpost and to provide landlocked Belarus with a sea outlet. At present, Russia has transit arrangements with Lithuania for overland access to Koenigsberg, while Belarus has been offered commercial facilities in Lithuania’s main Baltic port Klaipeda.
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