Russia threatens Lithuania over blocking trains

Q: Russia threatened Lithuania last week for blocking some rail shipments to Moscow's Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad, in the latest dispute over European Union (EU) sanctions imposed for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Where is Lithuania?

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Q: The Soviet Union seized both the nation of Lithuania and what is now Kaliningrad during in World War II. Kaliningrad was part of which nation before the war?

A. Belarus

B. Germany

C. Lithuania

D. Poland

Q: As a member of the EU, Lithuania stopped trains carrying sanctioned goods – such as cement, coal and metals – between the Russian heartland and Kaliningrad. Kaliningrad is important to Russia because its Balkan Seaport remains ice free, unlike its most populous port city ...

A. Murmansk

B. Odessa

C. Saint Petersburg

D. Vladivostok

Q: Lithuania is a member of the EU and the NATO military alliance, like its northern neighbor ...

A. Latvia

B. Poland

C. Norway

D. Sweden

Q: Sweden and what other EU nation with a long history of neutrality recently asked to join NATO because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which also gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

A. Austria

B. Cyprus

C. Finland

D. Ireland

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