The government suspends transit movements of trucks from Russia

The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision on the suspension of transit of trucks from Russia through Ukraine. As reported in Department of information and communication of the Secretariat of the Cabinet, the corresponding legal decision was taken today, February 15th, at the government meeting.

The Kremlin is angry and threatens «countermeasures»

The Cabinet recalled that the Russian Federation is in violation of the rules and procedures of the world trade organization and bilateral intergovernmental agreements on road transport unilaterally stopped the movement of the Ukrainian cargo transport vehicles on the territory of Russia.

Until the receipt of explanations from the Russian side and address this issue, Ukraine will temporarily stop transit trucks registered in the Russian Federation, on the territory of Ukraine.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that due to the fact that Russia has unilaterally committed a violation of the rules and procedures of the WTO and unilaterally stopped the movement of Ukrainian cargo vehicles in the Russian territory, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry immediately sent a note to Russia demanding explanations for such illegal activities.

«Until they receive the explanation and decision of the dispute Ukraine to temporarily suspend the operation of the transit permits issued for commercial vehicles with a registration in the Russian Federation, which entails a temporary suspension of the transit of goods transported by lorries of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine», — said Yatsenyuk.

«We demand that Russia immediately comply with WTO requirements, resume transit of Ukrainian vehicles», — he stressed.

Yatsenyuk stressed that the Ukrainian party holds consultations with the countries members of the European Union and refers to member countries of the EU regarding the implementation of the Russian Federation the basic principles of the world trade organization.

Recall from 4 January 2016, the Russian Federation banned the transit of Ukrainian goods through their territory.

On 11 February activists in Western Ukraine announced the transport blockade of trade with the Russian registration numbers. Joined Transcarpathian, Lviv, Volyn, Rivne, Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi, Sumy and Zhytomyr regions.

Note, in 2015, Ukraine has completely closed the aviation area for Russian aircraft. It was also discontinued energy supply and trade links with the occupied Crimea.

January 1, 2016, Russia postanawia free trade with Ukraine. January 2 Kiev has imposed retaliatory sanctions.

The Kremlin is angry and threatens «countermeasures»

The Kremlin has called outrageous the situation with transit of Russian trucks through territory of Ukraine and did not rule out new response if this issue is not lifted.

«It is a matter of extreme importance. Of course, this is absolutely outrageous, when with the connivance of the authorities in Ukraine such chaos going on in relation to our carriers. This, of course, is unacceptable,» — said the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

He emphasized that in the Kremlin «closely monitoring the situation». «We believe that the Ministry of transport of energetic measures are being taken to change this situation and to ensure adequate response in the event of an unwanted continuation of this crisis», — said Peskov, noting that the Russian side has already gone on «forced countermeasures, which announced the Ministry of transport».

We will note, in Russia have arrested 152 Ukrainian trucks. This is stated in the message of Federal Agency for transport supervision.

«Until further instructions from the Ministry of transport, Rostransnadzor inspectors in the implementation of transport control of freight vehicles registered in Ukraine that are on record with a list of documents and put the vehicle to a dedicated Parking space,» writes service.

As noted, this does not apply to trucks in transit from the Ukraine to Kazakhstan.

«As of 09.00 15.02.2016 on the territory of Russia is detained 152 owned vehicles of the Ukrainian carriers. Cases of illegal actions on the part of drivers of cars not registered», — has informed Rostransnadzor.

The government suspends transit movements of trucks from Russia 15.02.2016

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