Nine regions block Russian trucks



News, Ukraine

Russian trucks trying to get to EU countries have been blocked in nine regions of Ukraine, says Taras Deyak, one the initiators of the blockade.

Deyak and fellow activists were the first to stop Russian trucks from entering the Transcarpathian region. On the third day of the blockade, Volyn, Lviv, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Zhytomyr regions joined the action movement.

“We keep in touch with Vinnytsia and Dnipropetrovsk via telephone.” says Deyak.

He stressed that the action is open-ended, and its goal is to make the country’s leaders block the transit of Russian goods on the territory of Ukraine.

The Kremlin has just responded by banning Ukrainian long-haul trucks from entering Russia.

Refat Chubarov, leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people has supported civic initiatives to block Russian freight vehicles travelling towards EU countries.

Translated by: Christine Chraibi

Since you’re here – we have a favor to ask. Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine is ongoing, but major news agencies have gone away. But we’re here to stay, and will keep on providing quality, independent, open-access information on Ukrainian reforms, Russia’s hybrid war, human rights violations, political prisoners, Ukrainian history, and more. We are a non-profit, don’t have any political sponsors, and never will. If you like what you see, please help keep us online with a donation!

Tags: , ,

  • Rascalndear

    Russia doesn’t “get it” that they have done what Ukrainians have long wanted their own government to do: stop Ukrainian trade with Russia! Congratulations to all!!!

  • W8post

    Shouldn’t this be a task for the Government?? The Government make the ‘Rules’, so they should execute them!

    • canuke

      I totally agree. Same question regarding Crimea. It’s clear that the Ukrainian government is still full of people who are luke warm at best to the notion of Ukrainian independence.

  • Daniel Raymond

    Russians deserve to live under the same conditions they cause to their neighbors!
    Tit for tat an appropriate phrase here. Now we need some bombs and terrorist activities on innocent Russian towns and civilians!

  • Lev Havryliv

    The Putin regime is conducting a military, economic, trade, diplomatic and malicious propaganda war against Ukraine.

    Bravo to the road blockaders. What did the Russians expect?

    By the way, the less trade Ukraine does with Russia the better. Why do any trade at all with the enemy and aggressor?

  • W8post

    Now is the time for Multi-nationals like Unilever, Kraft, Garnier et all, to have their production ‘Made in Russia’, intended for the eastern European market, get out of that country (Russia) and transfer that production to a more civilised country. Ukraine perhaps? (and, as an extra, their products will be fully accepted in ANY country!)

  • rgb

    I was under the impression the Russia had banned Ukraine traveling through the Russia back in 1 Jan, 2016. The reason Ukraine found an alternative route to the east countries with trade.