Monday, 15 February 2016, 13: 00 public event «Blockade of Russian trucks in Chernihiv region». On the route Chernihiv — Novgorod-Seversky, on the turn to Sednev (customs point «Voronovka») was installed at the checkpoint which will stop Russian trucks.
Also mobile patrols and exhibited on other roads leading from checkpoints Gremyach, New yarilovichi.
This was reported to the public participants of the blockade on Facebook .
«We consider Russia as an aggressor, so our goal is to block the transit of Russian cargoes through the territory of Ukraine. I want to warn other drivers from Russia, don’t go to Chernihiv region, because we will stop them», — stated in the message.
At the same time, the organizers will not impede the passage of the Russian cars and cars with numbers of the Republic of Belarus.
The protesters are «Azov», NGO «Free people», «the First hundred Chernigov», «Unified volunteer center», PF «self-Defense of Chernihiv region», «support Center volunteers» (Chernigiv), public Association «Third Position», the NGO «Activist Ichnyansky «, «Right sector», «Falcon», the Committee of people’s control, «self-Defense Maidan».
Joined the Association of entrepreneurs of Gorodnyansky and volunteers from the Maine district.
In addition to wagons with Russian numbers, the activists decided to stop and trucks to the forest, because recently in Chernihiv region, the cases of illegal felling of trees.
At 18.00 they reported on the arrest of the first four trucks in New Yarilovichi.
«Go to the city of Ulyanovsk. Made cunningly: front rooms, back — rooms Belarus, — gives details of Alexander Yasenchuk («Self «). Another wagon launched at Sedniv».
In the second half of the day Monday, February 15, the blockade was supported in Kharkov.
Kharkiv has prepared a collective appeal to the Verkhovna Rada, RSA and the President. The document States that they are outraged by the inaction of the government and other state institutions. And because activists do not want the Russian trucks drove into the territory of Ukraine, they were forced to resort to peaceful civil protest. The petition was approved today in HOAG. Then 10-15 cars went to the checkpoint goptovka.
As previously reported, before the 15th of February to blockade a href=»/ukraine/15feb2016/i_odessa_tozhe.html»>joined Odessa. There are already three public checkpoints.
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 order of the Yatsenyuk neoformans 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 on zapretki the transit of Russian trucks through territory of Ukraine until «18:00 Tuesday, February 16».
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.
Russian trucks no longer pass through Chernihiv and Kharkiv region 16.02.2016