The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will find a compromise on the issue of the introduction of charges for driving trucks, believe in the Kremlin


SOCHI, November 13. The Kremlin believes that the government will find a compromise in solving the issue of the imposition of tolls on trucks.

“The government is engaged in (this issue), the government is very quickly taking the necessary steps, so we have absolutely nothing to add”, – told reporters the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

He reiterated that “this issue is at the centre of attention of the relevant departments, in particular, of the Ministry of transport”. “The transport Ministry is making every effort to find the necessary compromises, to exercise maximum flexibility” – said the representative of the Kremlin. He also expects that “flexibility should in this case be shown with all (the parties to a dispute)”.

From 15 November in Russia there will be a fee for drivers of trucks weighing more than 12 tons of tolls on Federal highways. In the period from 15 November 2015 to 29 February 2016 Board with trucks weighing over 12 tons will be charged at $ 1.53 per ruble per kilometer. Later in the period 1 March 2016 to 31 December 2018 the tariff will be increased to 3.06 ruble per kilometer. Until may 1, 2016 owners of such vehicles will not be fined for the violation of this requirement outside of the Moscow region.

Meanwhile, in Russia’s regions drivers of heavy vehicles held protests against the toll collection. Actions with the participation of hundreds of drivers of heavy trucks were held in the suburbs, near Novosibirsk, Karelia, Udmurtia, the Belgorod region and in other regions.