Brewer promises to solve the problem of transit of trucks from Russia in the coming days

The Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine hopes that the issue of transit and bilateral traffic between Ukraine and Russia will be resolved in the next day or two. About this 23 February 2016, said the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Andriy Pivovarskyand came out to the protesters under the building of the Ukrainian Ministry of hauliers, according to «Interfax-Ukraine».

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«Expect during tomorrow’s meeting of the Cabinet can be taken solutions that will solve this problem,» he said.

The Minister said that was done to remove the issue of blocking in the near future and ensure uninterrupted transit through the territory of Ukraine, Russia and Asia.

«Transit has no restrictions. Ukraine is a transit country. With our European partners, we have almost completed technical consultations with the Russian Federation technical consultations completed,» the Minister said.

He also said that Russia and Poland last week agreed to exchange quotas for trucking.

Answering a question of journalists how great the financial loss to Ukraine of blocking transit, Minister of infrastructure noted that such losses are currently difficult to assess, adding that the reputational loss is much greater.

Speaking about possible alternatives to existing transit destinations, brewer focused the prospects of the so-called new «silk road».

At the conclusion of the speech by the Minister to the truckers of the representatives of the Association of international road carriers led by its head Leonid Kostyuchenko went into the office of the Minister for further discussion of the problem. The remaining protesters dispersed carriers. No incidents happened.

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.

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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 promises to solve the problem of transit of trucks from Russia in the coming days 23.02.2016

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