"A crisis emerged on the border between the Cherkasy and Kyiv regions: over a hundred heavy trucks remain snowbound for more than 24 hours," the official said.
He added that National Police Chief Serhii Kniaziev and State Emergency Service Chairman Mykola Chechiotkin were sent there to resolve the situation.
"With renewed strength, they should quickly rescue the people and vehicles from the snow trap," Avakov said.
"Under Arsen Avakov’s instruction, General Serhii Kniaziev - the chief of the National Police - and Chairman of the State Emergency Service Mykola Chechiotkin have left for the area of a multi-kilometer trap for trucks on the Kyiv-Odesa motorway at the border between the Cherkasy and Kyiv regions," Interior Ministry’s Communication Department Director Artem Shevchenko tweeted.
Trucks trapped by snow storm on the Kyiv-Odesa highway