Russia Bans Transit of Ukrainian Trucks

Starting from February 16th,  Russia has completely and officially stopped the transit of Ukrainian commercial vehicles through its territory. The decision was taken because of the blockade of the movement of Russian trucks through the territory of Ukraine, said Russia’s Ministry of Transport in a statement.

More than 300 Russian trucks are unable to deliver goods to Ukraine, while roughly 500 trucks returning to Russia from the EU can not pass through Ukraine. The situation is aggravated by an unofficial ban on the transportation of Russian containers and other cargo through Turkey.The Russian Ministry of Transport has told shippers and transport companies to re-route shipments via sea despite the longer times for customs and other procedures.

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