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Lithuanian Post stops sending parcels to Russia

VILNIUS. March 17 (Interfax/BNS) – Lithuanian Post (Lietuvos Pastas) has suspended the sending of parcels to Russia.

“Latvian Post has informed that in order to properly implement the requirements of the European Union’s sanctions against Russia, it will no longer accept postal items containing items if additional data describing the category of items is not provided,” Lithuanian Post said in a statement.

The new requirements are set by Latvian Post, which was transiting parcels from Lithuania to Russia until now.

Lithuanian Post said it was unclear how to transfer the data, but it was looking for solutions to deliver parcels to Russia.

“Currently, Lithuanian Post does not have a decision on how to transfer the required data, therefore it cannot fulfill this requirement. We would like to point out that Latvian Post did not set a transition period for making the necessary changes, which is why Lithuanian Post could not prepare for them in advance,” the statement said.

Letters and postcards are still delivered to Russia.

Lithuanian Post suspended the sending of commercial parcels to Russia last March, while its offices stopped conducting money transfers to and from Russia and Belarus.