Thursday, February 18 2016, 9 a.m.-launched transit mode «going home», which will be valid for 10 days. During this time, all previously blocked the Ukrainian and Russian trucks must return home. About this at the Cabinet meeting said the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Andriy Pivovarsky, reports «UKRINFORM».
Belarus Russian carrier has confirmed that Ukraine will not let them go through their checkpoint
Help. The history of mutual Ukrainian-Russian block large vehicles
«As for transit, today from 9 am earned mode «going home». In Ukraine and on the territory of the Russian Federation has begun to move. Today from Ukraine towards Romania went 22 Russian car, drove some new cars, which is accompanied by the national police and which she will hold to the territory of the Russian Federation», — said the Minister.
According to him, yesterday about 20 Ukrainian car back home today — more than 20.
It clarifies «Interfax-Ukraine», according to the Russian side, Ukrainian 40 vehicles were unlocked in the Bryansk region, where they continued to perform their flights to destinations, and then will return to Ukraine (including eight trucks have already returned home). A further 47 cars were unlocked in the Belgorod and Kursk — 21 and 26 respectively.
«Thus, the motion completely we went. As we planned for 10 days will be fully refunded all our Ukrainian vehicles,» predicts brewer.
He recalled that 50 thousand Ukrainians engaged in transit traffic through the territory of Russia and Eurasia.
«If we stop the transit flows that do not have constraints that do not have borders and can’t have it, we limit 50 thousand families in the work. So when the public goes to any shares, you need to think about these families,» he said.
He also stressed that trucks with Russian numbers do not always belong to the Russian owner and are not always transported the goods of the Russian Federation: «Often it is, and the driver may or Kazakh, or Belarusian, or Ukrainian.Eurasian transit corridors pass through the territory of Ukraine. Don’t confuse Russian goods with the pan-European and paneuropejski transit».
Recall that the mode of «going home» will run until February 25.
Belarus warns Russian carriers that Ukraine will not let them go through their checkpoint
The state border Committee of the Republic of Belarus confirmed salenow February 15, the Ukrainian side temporary suspension of the transit of trucks with Russian Federation.
«At the level of the border representation of the contacts from the Ukrainian side received the information that from 00.00 on Thursday, 18 February 2016, the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of heavy vehicle with registration numbers of the Russian Federation will not be ignored on Ukrainian territory.
We offer Russian carriers to consider this information when planning routes,» according to the official website of the Belarusian border guards.
Comments of the Ukrainian authorities concerning this comment has not yet been reported.
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».
On the evening of 15 February, members of non-state blockade, which is 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.
In this case, February 17, brewer called for 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 a «Russian» rooms, of 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».
Brewer announced the launch mode «going home» and reiterated its opposition to the blocking of the Russian trucks 18.02.2016