The Ministry of transport: truck traffic between Russia and Ukraine is carried out smoothly


MOSCOW, March 2. The movement of trucks between Russia and Ukraine is carried out smoothly, reported the press service of the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation.

It is noted that there are individual cases of Russian trucks blocking certain Ukrainian political forces.

“But they are quickly resolved by staff of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine and the forces of law and order with the active assistance of the Ukrainian carriers”, – stated in the message. The last such incident occurred in Lviv region, where Russian truck resumed movement at 6:00 GMT.

Earlier it was reported that on 11 February, 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 several other areas: Volyn, Rivne, Lviv, Ivano – Frankivsk, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia, Sumy and Chernivtsi.

In response, on February 14, Russia suspended the Ukrainian movement of trucks through its territory. 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 parties later entered the regime of “going home”, which included the ability for drivers to complete the flight, returning to the country of residence. However, the implementation of new flights cars with Russian registration Ukraine or across the border, and Vice versa, it was impossible.

Only on February 24, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the proposal of the Ministry of infrastructure allowed the transit of trucks, including Russian trucks on its territory on 25 February and instructed the interior Ministry to provide security for movement of transit flows. Meanwhile, on February 26 was recorded several instances of blocking of the Russian trucks on the territory of Lviv and Volyn regions of Ukraine.