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 Yatseniuk demands that Russia lifts ban for transit of trucks from Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine demands that the Russian Federation fully lifts the ban for transit of Ukrainian trucks across Russian territory.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the Cabinet's press service.

"I demand from the Russian Federation both explanations and lifting of illegal ban for Ukrainian trucks' movement and transit across Russia," Yatseniuk said at a news conference after the meeting with his Turkish counterpart Davutoglu on Feb. 15.

"Russia's approach to fulfilling international law is to fully reject the principles of the international law," Yatseniuk stressed.

He noted that Russia has launched not only military aggression against Ukraine, but also that of financial, economic, and informational nature: "Despite the fact that Russia has become a member of the World Trade Organization - Ukraine, who had become member prior to that, supported Russia on this track - despite the fact of a number of bilateral and multilateral agreements in the economic cooperation sector, Russia has introduced a trade embargo against Ukraine as a 'fee' for Ukraine's signing of the FTA agreement with the EU and our European choice."

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"Ukraine is acting exclusively within and according to its international obligations," the PM stressed.

Yatseniuk reminded that Russia illegitimately announced ban for Ukrainian trucks' entrance to Russia yesterday.

Ukraine, he stressed, has addressed Russia "to explain immediately why this happened and what was the foundation for Russia's decision."

Read more: Russia banned movement of Ukrainian trucks 'in response' to Ukrainian policy, - Russia's Ministry of Transport

"Until Russia responds clearly and settles the issue, temporary transit permits issued to Russian trucks will be suspended," the Cabinet's head stressed.

"I demand that the Russian Federation not only explains, but also lifts the illegal ban for transit and transportation of Ukrainian trucks across the Russian Federation," Yatseniuk said.


 
 
 
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