Russia, in response, suspended the movement on its territory of the trucks with Ukrainian registration.
As reported on the website of the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation, the effect of these measures will be maintained until the settlement of the Ukrainian side the situation with the «illegal blocking of the Russian freight motor transport means on the territory of Ukraine».
«From February 11, 2016 in the territory of Ukraine groups of individuals wrongfully blocked the Russian cargo vehicle carriers engaged in transit traffic between the territory of the Russian Federation and the European Union on the territory of Ukraine. These actions are a flagrant violation of the Agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of Ukraine on international road transport, under which the parties shall ensure the possibility of transit through their territories», — stated in the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation.
The Ministry added that «so far the Ukrainian side has not accepted measures on suppression of illegal actions of these groups to ensure smooth movement of Russian cargo vehicles. Relevant inquiries of the Russian side remained unanswered».
According to the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation, currently in different regions of Ukraine continue to be blocked more than 100 trucks, more than 500 trucks can not enter the territory of Ukraine from the EU member States, returning to Russia.
However, only for February 11-12 can be easily enter or leave the territory of Russia the Ukrainian 1038 commercial vehicles, added the Agency.
As reported, on January 4, 2016 Russian Federation banned the transit of Ukrainian goods on its territory.
On 11 February activists have begun an indefinite action to prevent the departure from Ukraine in the direction of the international borders of trucks with Russian registration.
According to activists, today the action has been declared in 10 regions: Zakarpattia, Volyn, Lviv, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr and Sumy regions.
The participants of the blockade demand to recognize Russia as an aggressor country in all spheres of public-political life of Ukraine, in particular, by preventing the placement of business occupiers in Ukraine, termination of trade with Russia, establishing the ban on entry and transit through Ukraine Russian trucks.
The head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov called for talks with civil society activists from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia about their similar actions on the territories of their States.
The Chairman of the Transcarpathian administration Gennady Moskal asks the government at an extraordinary meeting to decide what to do with a Russian transit vans, continuing movement on the territory of Ukraine.
The Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation stopped the movement of trucks with Ukrainian registration on the territory of Russia 14.02.2016