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Lithuanian Railways' deal with Skinest Baltija fails to clear national security hurdle

BC, Vilnius, 06.06.2018.Print version
Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai's (Lithuanian Railways) planned contract, worth over 3 million euros, with Skinest Baltija, a company of Estonia's railway services and investment group, on the purchase of railway sleepers is not in line with national security interests, the Transport Ministry said, based on an opinion from the Commission for Coordination of Protection of Objects of Importance to Ensuring National Security, writes LETA/BNS.

A draft government resolution prepared by the ministry says that Skinest Rail's owner Oleg Ossinovski "maintains relations with institutions of foreign states or natural or legal persons from those states which increase the risk or pose a threat to national security". 


Also, a corruption charge has been initiated against Ossinovski.


The Lithuanian state railway company earlier asked law-enforcement bodies to evaluate its planned contract with Skinest Baltija.






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