Activists can start again to block the transit of Russian trucks through territory of Ukraine.
This is reported by activists of the organization «Carpathian Sich» on the page in Facebook.
«The government of Ukraine on February 24, officially declared his readiness to resume the transit of Russian trucks through territory of Ukraine for 25 February. Without negotiating with the Ukrainian people and taking into account its views, the government uses us, the members of the blockade as a bargaining chip to trade with the enemy,» — said the activists.
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Published Karpatska Sich — Nazionalisti Zakarpattya 24 February 2016
The report said that «for safety of Russian trucks the government plans to provide their escorting police officers across the territory of the Ukrainian state, thus opposing each other the police and the people.»
«At a General meeting of coordinators of regional blockades was established all the Central headquarters of the blockade. We give the government time to think and revise a previous decision on the resumption of transit and are willing to dialogue», — said in a statement.
The activists stressed that if the transit will be restored, their actions will be «decisive and immediate».
The activists also appealed to the Ukrainian carriers with an appeal not to go to Russia, since the resumption of the blockade, they risk becoming hostages.
We will remind, Ukraine has taken the decision with 00 hours February 25, to recover the transit.
Help. The history of mutual Ukrainian-Russian block large vehicles
In 2015, Ukraine has closed air space for Russian planes. It was also suspended the supply and trade links with the occupied Crimea.
In response to these steps, as well as on the entry of Ukraine into free trade Zone (FTZ) with the EU, from 1 January 2016, Russia has suspended free trade with Ukraine, and from January 4th — banned the transit of Ukrainian goods through their territory.
The transit of Russian trucks and any of their stay on its territory was banned in Poland and Romania, while de jure they could continue to move through Ukraine.
On 11 February activists of the Transcarpathian region (from February 12 to them began to join other Ukrainian regions) by analogy with trademarks blockade of the Crimea began an indefinite protest to block trucks with Russian license plates, registration, putting forth to the Cabinet of Ministers political demands to the ultimate nature: a total ban for transit of Russian trucks through the Ukraine and a ban on doing business economic entities of the Russian Federation, which should last until the Russians release Ukrainian political prisoners, the cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of its troops and the return of occupied sovereign territories.
On the morning of 15 February, the Cabinet of Ministers temporarily suspended the transit of trucks from Russia, but only due to blocking of the Ukrainian trucks in the Russian Federation.
«The Russian Federation is in violation of the rules and procedures of the world trade organization and bilateral intergovernmental agreements regarding road transport unilaterally stopped the movement of the Ukrainian cargo transport vehicles on the territory of Russia. By the time the explanations from the Russian side and address this issue, Ukraine will temporarily suspend transit of cargo vehicles registered in Russia, on the territory of Ukraine», — stated in the Protocol decision of the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
None of the demands of the initiators of the civilian blockade is not mentioned here.
At that, government officials started consultations with Moscow on unblocking the Ukrainian trucks and the possibility of further transit through the territory of the Russian Federation, the participants of the siege already described as «unacceptable», in their opinion, «political bargaining».
On the evening of 15 February, members of non-state blockade, which, according to the main element of the emblem of the Zakarpatye area journalists have dubbed «Bear» and which has expanded to 12 regions of Ukraine, reduced their political demands to a total ban on Russian transit. At the same time they called the government’s decision to «temporarily suspend» the movement of Russian trucks in Ukraine «half-hearted», as in the text of the Protocol Commission, they note, the basis for the imposition of government sanctions against trucks from Russia called not a military invasion of the Russian state, and the blocking of Ukrainian trucking in Russia.
Already on 17 February, brewer spoke in favor of the full restoration of transit of Russian trucks.
«As you know, last week the Ukrainian activists began blocking the so-called Russian transit through the territory of Ukraine. It is important to understand that transit has no boundaries and has no limitations. Ukraine as a transit country earns money on the fact that transit goods from Europe to Asia and from Asia to Europe pass through Ukraine. And very often people are confused thinking that the cargo that rides on Russian numbers — Russian origin. But it is not, — explained his point of view brewer. — Most of the products that are stuck in Ukraine, not Russian in origin. It was a transit. And limitations, there can be no. Moreover, Ukraine signed a set of agreements about what transit can’t stop, transit must go a large stream».
Thursday, February 18 2016, 9 a.m.-launched transit mode «going home», which will run until 25 February. During this time, all previously blocked the Ukrainian and Russian trucks must return home.
On 24 February it became known that organizers «bear blockade» promise again to block roads. This was stated by one of the organizers of the blockade in Transcarpathia Taras Deyak.
«Today, in Lviv, we collect all the coordinators of the blockade, we will decide how to proceed. Whatever the decision of the government on transit, we will block transportation, to insist on a ban of transportation of the Russian trucks. And then of all Russian businesses,» he said.
Activists want to resume the blockade of the Russian trucks and the government has put forward the ultimatum 25.02.2016