Activists want to resume the blockade of trucks from Russia

The organizers of the «bearish blockade» promise again to block roads. This was stated by one of the organizers of the blockade in Transcarpathia Taras Deyak, reports «UKRINFORM».

«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.

According to Deyak, it will be a peaceful protest: «We believe that a peaceful, but long-term the stock may eventually ban all Russian businesses in Ukraine. Therefore, the blockade and the action will continue. Now – to address the issue of transit. We will require further that it was banned. If the government will open the road – we still got to block them,» said the activist.

Now, according to him, consultations with lawyers, economists and political scientists concerning the format of protests against Russian business.

«We live in challenging times, and not one to give life, while others complain that they have falling revenues. War is war,» said Deak.

The organizer of the blockade also reported that the activists talked with the Minister of infrastructure Andriy Pivovarsky.

«He started telling about the money that will lose the country and carriers. Was quoted a figure, which is a Russian carrier 100 of our. And that many will lose profit. Against carriers, against the termination of transit, referring to the fact that they are losing money, I am ready to talk to them. Ready to bring them children-invalids from the hospital, women and mothers who lost their husbands and sons, the guys who were in Russian captivity. So let them prove that the money that they earn on the back of trucks in Russia is more important than the lives of those who lost these people, or more important than the health of the fighters, or what they experienced during the war with Russia in the Donbass», — stressed DEAC.

We will remind, today the government will again discuss the issue of the carriers and conditions of further cooperation with Russia in the sphere of international cargo transportation.

Now the transit is suspended, continues mode «return home», which ends on 25 February. After that, the activists, who organised a nationwide blockade of Russian trucks waiting for the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers on the abolition of transit for the Russian Federation.

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 Transcarpathia (with the 12-th of 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 blockade is already regarded as «invalid» according to them «political bargaining».

The above instruction Yatsenyuk have not decorated in the form of separate normative act binding actions.

The organization Committee called the position of the Cabinet «half-hearted». They demand the government and Parliament to give a clear and informative answer, as well as to articulate at the state level specific decisions to prohibit the transit of Russian trucks through territory of Ukraine until «18:00 Tuesday, February 16».

According to the Chairman Gospitalniy service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov, on the morning of February 15 in the country was less than 100 Russian trucks.

The Russians say that Ukrainian was detained 152 trucks.

Activists want to resume the blockade of trucks from Russia 24.02.2016

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