The participants of the blockade of the transit of Russian trucks through territory of Ukraine is dissatisfied with the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, therefore, will continue blocking trucks. This is stated in the statement of the coordinators of the blockade of Nicholas Marcisak and Taras Deyak on the «Carpathian Sich — Nationalists of Transcarpathia» in Facebook.
According to them, the Cabinet decision «is a half».
«Coordinators nationwide peaceful protest blocking the movement of Russian goods on the territory of Ukraine declare that the blockade continues! In our opinion, the decision of the Cabinet is insufficient,» write the activists.
Now consider the possibility of blockade of the Russian trucks entering Ukraine from Europe.
«Now considering the possibility of introducing the second phase of the siege, which may relate to the blocking of entry of transit goods from the EU to Ukraine», — say the participants of the blockade.
Activists demand from government and Parliament to give a «clear and substantive response and to formulate at the state level, specific decisions concerning the prohibition of the transit of Russian trucks through territory of Ukraine» until 18:00 on Tuesday, 16 February.
«We consider it unacceptable and «bidding» between the governments of Russia and Ukraine regarding the transit of goods» — note the coordinators of the blockade.
«The blockade continues, as we stated from the first days of our campaign. The government at our request, we 100 percent didn’t answer. It answered half-hearted — and not you, and not us. Two years later the government was again negotiating with an aggressor and occupier», — concluded DEAC.
The facilitators also appealed to the Chairman of the Transcarpathian regional Council with a request to initiate an extraordinary session and it was approved. This session will consider the issue of prohibition of transit for the Russians purely within the field.
In the city of Rivne activists blockade is also called the conditions under which would lift the blockade of the Russian trucks.
«This is a difficult question, do I trust the Cabinet, you know, now such cases in the country that public organizations in the country show the Cabinet that it needs to do. And the Cabinet had to make a decision about the blocking of Russian trucks even earlier. If this decision passes, the Russians will give the answer, and we decide everything, and Russians are not coming, at customs will say that the Russians not to miss, all we will remove the blockade,» — said in comments to television channel «112 Ukraine» the public activist Andrei Metuchen.
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».
According to the Chairman of the SFS of Ukraine Roman Nasirov, on the morning of February 15 in the country was less than 100 rosiyskih trucks.
The Russians say that Ukrainian was detained 152 trucks.
«Bear blockade» reduced their demands to the transit and wants specifics from the Cabinet 15.02.2016