Lithuania Railways CEO to resign over Belarus potash transport

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By Andrius Sytas VILNIUS (Reuters) -The head of Lithuania’s state-run railways, Mantas Bartuska, agreed on Tuesday to step down to “de-escalate” public outcry over the transport of potash from sanctions-hit Belarus, but the company said it could not stop facilitating it for now. The issue has shaken public opinion in the Baltic state, one of Europe’s most vocal critics of human rights abuses in Belarus, forcing Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte to consider resigning, although she announced on Tuesday she would stay in her post. Landlocked Belarus uses Lithuania’s Klaipeda port to export potash f…

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