Kiev announces resumption of truck transit between Ukraine and Russia

Anti-Russian activists blocked the traffic of Russian trucks in eleven regions of Ukraine in the first half of February.

Anti-Russian activists blocked the traffic of Russian trucks in eleven regions of Ukraine in the first half of February.

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Truck transit resumed between Ukraine and Russia on February 25

Truck transit resumed between Ukraine and Russia on February 25, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry press service told Interfax.

Anti-Russian activists blocked the traffic of Russian trucks in eleven regions of Ukraine in the first half of February. Russia reciprocated the move, on February 14, by suspending the traffic of Ukrainian trucks and, later on, their transit. Ukraine also put an official ban on the transit of Russian trucks.

On February 16, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry agreed on the unhampered return of Ukrainian trucks stranded in Russia, or Asian countries bordering Russia, as a result of the suspended transit. In exchange, Ukraine allowed Russian trucks en route from EU countries to pass through its territory.

On February 24, Ukraine accepted the proposal of the Russian Finance Ministry to resume truck transit at midnight on February 25.

Yet, the Karpattia Sich movement, which organized the blockade of Russian trucks in the Zakarpattia region, demanded that the Ukrainian government revise its decision to permit the resumption of Russian truck transit across Ukraine.

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