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Balts Say Russian Navy Bullying Undersea Cable Crews

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Workers laying a cable beneath the Baltic Sea are on the front line in Lithuania's struggle for energy independence from Moscow.
 
Their adversary: the Russian Navy.
 
No shots have been fired, but construction crews laying the NordBalt cable linking Lithuania and Sweden have received unwelcome visits in the last month from Russian warships probing into the construction area in the Baltic state's exclusive economic zone.
 
Frustrated that its diplomatic protests have had no effect, NATO member Lithuania says it will consider legal action if the Russian moves don't stop.
 
"We've already informed our transatlantic partners of the issue and will continue raising it on other occasions both with the Russian Federation and other international partners," Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told RFE/FL.
 
"If similar incidents happen again, the possibility of employing international legal instruments against the Russian Federation will be considered," Linkevicius said.
 

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Balts Say Russian Navy Bullying Undersea Cable Crews

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