On its official website, the head of Transcarpathian region Gennady Moskal said that is blocked at the gateway to the Russian trucks drove down to the Slovakian border. According to him, the conflict situation was resolved with the help of law enforcement, which accompanied the trucks on Ukrainian territory.
This Moskal said that the cause of the conflict is not resolved. In his opinion, the Ukrainian government needs to determine the attitude towards Russia, which, according to the Governor, a “country-aggressor”. “My fundamental position remains unchanged: the transit of commercial vehicles of the aggressor on our territory should be officially banned,” – said Moskal.
The problem with the Russian trucks appeared on the morning of 12 February. Groups of activists from nationalist organizations blocked seven trucks on the border of the Transcarpathian and Lviv regions. The campaign has resulted in the end in both parties couldn’t pass the trucks with the numbers of the EU countries.
Involvement in the blocking of trucks recognized the nationalist party “Freedom” and banned in Russia as extremist movement “Right sector”.
The nationalists explained that he decided to organize this action, since the Russian trucks were more likely to choose the route of travel through Western Ukraine after Poland and Russia are unable to extend the agreement on cargo transportation.
The current Governor of Transcarpathia Moskal is a graduate of the Academy in Moscow. In 2014 he was appointed head of the Luhansk regional administration, Luhansk, however, was not visited because the city at that time was under the control of militias self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s Republic.
In Transcarpathia Moskal was sent after the incident Mukachevo, where the militants “Right sector” staged a conflict with local authorities and law enforcement agencies.