Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk stated during the government meeting on Wednesday, Censor.NET informs citing Interfax-Ukraine.
"That means that we retaliated against their hostile actions. They have authorized (transit of Ukrainian trucks - Ed.) and we also take appropriate measures on a reciprocal basis. The Interior Ministry and the National Police will accordingly ensure freight traffic renewal in the near term," he said.
Besides, Infrastructure Minister Andrii Pyvovarskyi added that Russia and Poland agreed to exchange freight traffic quotas last Thursday. According to him, Ukraine may lose the entire freight traffic flow if it does not unlock the transit.
Earlier, social activists blocked movement of trucks with Russian license plates in some regions of Ukraine. In response to these actions, the Russian Federation suspended the movement of freight transport registered in Ukraine Feb. 14. Its transit through the territory of the Russian Federation was also restricted later. In turn, the Ukrainian side formally suspended the transit of Russian trucks.
Feb. 16, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine agreed on unobstructed return of Ukrainian trucks that had stuck in Russia or in Asian countries on the border with the Russian Federation as a result of the suspension of transit. The Ukrainian side will permit Russian trucks seeking return from the EU countries to travel through the Ukrainian territory in exchange for this.
Russian trucks blocked in Ukraine's Zakarpattia region started leaving it Feb. 19.
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