Ukrainian activists block Russian trucks in Zakarpattia Oblast. Photo by mukachevo.net
An termless blockade of Russian trucks heading to the EU starts in Zakarpattia Oblast, Western Ukraine.
The action was organized by local war veterans, volunteers, and activists, the local portal Mukachevo.net reports. It comes following Poland and Turkey closing their borders to Russian trucks.
The freight transport with Russian car plate numbers has stopped at the entrance to the Nyzhni Vorota village. A part of the trucks turns around and heads back. Some drivers stay to see what happens next.
“We won’t give up our positions until Russia is acknowledged as an aggressor country, is banned from placing its business on Ukrainian land, and until our authorities won’t stop trade with Russia,” the activists claim.
Poland hasn’t prolonged its international agreements with Russia regarding transit of trucks. The talks have been ongoing since 1 February. Turkey’s agreements with Russia also expired on 1 February as well and haven’t been prolonged yet.
According to Ukrainian media that refer to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, this resulted in threefold increase of Russia’s freight traffic through Ukraine’s territory.
Photos from: Mukachevo.net