... by EU new sanctions. But, of course, apart from banning Russian diamonds, the perfidy of Lithuania knows no bounds. They are already crafting the unconditional surrender declaration in Kremlin and Mishustin is currently in Putin's cabinet, while Shoigu and Medvedev are noticed at the military airfield near Moscow boarding the government Tu-204 trying to escape to North Korea. Lithuania finally did it!
Overlong Russian steel-import exemptions also "significantly distort the steel market in the EU in favour of Belgian and Italian companies," Lithuania said. Vilnius' recommendations for "degrading of Russian industrial capacities" stretched to dozens of pages of minutiae. The EU, in previous rounds, banned exports of toilets to Russia, prompting mockery of living standards under Putin, where many people don't have ordinary mod cons. The 12th round should also include a ban on EU exports of "radiators for central heating, non-electrically heated, and parts thereof," (worth €49m last year) Lithuania said. And it should ban even sales of "nails, tacks, drawing pins" and "sewing needles, knitting needles", Vilnius said.
Fuck. I cannot get hold of my mother because all phone lines are busy because the moment Lithuania announced that it bans drawing pins and knitting needles people took to the streets of all major Russian cities. Putin's address to nation is expected shortly where he will also announce the crushing details of a collapse of strategic Russian industries, especially tacks. This one hurts especially badly. EU, you finally did it. Here is one to celebrate Lithuania's contribution: