The Ministry of transport started the return of the Ukrainian transit trucks home

The Ministry of transport started the return of the Ukrainian transit trucks home

MOSCOW, February 17. The first batch of Ukrainian trucks, the movement of which was previously suspended on the territory of Russia sent to Ukraine in the framework of agreements with Kiev on the mutual return of vehicles.

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This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation.

“In the framework of implementation of the proposal of the Ukrainian side on 16 February 2016 the programme of action for the return of Russian and Ukrainian commercial vehicles, transit to the States of their registration (“going home”), the Federal Agency for transport supervision on the territory of the Bryansk region provided with the resumption of the previously suspended traffic. As of 22.00 was formed and sent the first group of Ukrainian cargo vehicles, following in the direction of Ukraine”, – reports the Agency.

Work will continue in coordination with the relevant actions of the Ukrainian side, the report says.

As reported yesterday, Russia and Ukraine agreed to extend until February 25, the validity of the permits for transit transportation.

“During the technical consultations of the Russian and Ukrainian sides agreed on the extension, until February 25, 2016, of the term of action of permission on transit 2015 This solution allows vehicles that are suspended in the territories of both States to return home until February 25”, – reported earlier, the Russian Ministry of transport.

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February 11, the Ukrainian radicals in the Transcarpathian region announced an indefinite protest by blocking the transit of Russian trucks. Later they were joined by radical activists in nine provinces: Volyn, Rivne, Lviv, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia, Sumy and Chernivtsi. In response, on February 14, Russia suspended the movement of trucks on Ukrainian territory of the Russian Federation. On 15 February, the Ukrainian government officially announced the suspension of transit cargo vehicles registered in Russia. From February 16 the Russian Federation has suspended the transit via its territory commercial vehicles registered in Ukraine. The Ministry of transport reported that the effect of these responses will continue until the settlement of the situation related to the blocking by the Ukrainian side of the Russian cargo vehicles.

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