Transit road freight transport between Ukraine and the Russian Federation resumed from midnight on 25 February 2016, reported the press service of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine.
«The transit was resumed», — have informed in a press-service.
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.
In response to the actions of the activists on 14 February, the Russian government banned the transit of Ukrainian trucks on its territory. In turn, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on 15 February, the mirror took action and temporarily suspended the transit permits issued for commercial vehicles with a registration in the Russian Federation.
Later, the parties began negotiations to resolve the situation. So, on February 16, Ukraine and the Russian Federation agreed to temporarily, for the period from 16 February until 25 February 2016, to resume the movement of trucks blocked on the territory of both countries.
At the government meeting on February 24, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the proposal of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine allowed the transit of trucks, including Russian trucks on its territory on 25 February and instructed the Ministry of internal Affairs to provide security for movement of transit flows.
Meanwhile, late in the evening on February 24 activists of the organization «Carpathian Sich» warned that to start a blockade of the transit of Russian trucks through territory of Ukraine and urged the government to reconsider its previous decision on the resumption of transit, emphasising that on its part is ready to dialogue.
In addition, activists appealed to the Ukrainian carriers and asked them not to go to Russia.
The transit of trucks between Ukraine and Russia resumed 25.02.2016