Russian trucks have now been stopped in Ukraine since Feb. 11.Mukachevo.net
Some 100 Russian trucks have now been stopped in Ukraine and some 500 cannot enter the territory of this country from the EU, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said during a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his deputies on Feb. 15.
"Some 100 vehicles remain on the territory of Ukraine and some 500 vehicles cannot enter the territory of Ukraine from the territory of the European Union to head in the direction of Belarus and then Russia," he said.
Dvorkovich told the prime minister that the blocking of Russian motor carriers' trucks by various groups began in Ukraine on February 11. It is happening mainly in Western Ukraine, including at gunpoint.
Responding to a question from Medvedev as to whether the blocking is conducted by illegal armed groups or Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, Dvorkovich said the groups that are doing this are associated with Right Sector.
Dvorkovich said measures are now being taken to provide the Russian drivers with food and water. Additionally, contacts have been established by the Foreign Ministry and the Transport Ministry, and negotiations and consultations are being conducted with Ukraine on ways to resolve the current situation.
"Naturally, these actions are a massive violation of the existing state agreements, and our official agencies are working on bringing the actual situation into compliance with the agreements concluded," Dvorkovich said, reiterating that no solution has been found yet.
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