Ukraine has found a solution to unblock the Yahodyn-Dorogusk automobile checkpoint on the border with Poland, the press service of the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development reported. Earlier, the checkpoint was blocked by Polish carriers, who made a number of claims.
- A decision has been made to temporarily suspend the requirement for permits for Polish drivers transporting to Ukraine from any EU country, the report said.
- The decision should satisfy one of the key claims of the strikers: the imposition of fines for the lack of permits for transportation to Ukraine from third EU countries.
- From May 8, Polish carriers will be able to carry out transportation from any EU country to Ukraine without the appropriate permits and requirements for environmental standards of vehicles, the Ministry of Restoration noted.
- Deputy Prime Minister for the Restoration of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov explained that such transportation is not subject to the agreement between Ukraine and the EU on freight traffic and is not bilateral, and therefore requires permits.
- “We have now sent a letter to the European Commission for clarification and are currently suspending the imposition of fines. I would like to emphasize that since the beginning of this year, Ukrtransbezopasnost has drawn up only four such orders for Polish carriers,” Kubrakov said.
Polish drivers blocked the movement of trucks from Ukraine at the Yagodin-Dorogusk checkpoint. Since the morning of May 4, the Polish side has suspended the clearance of trucks both for exit from Ukraine and for entry. Only vehicles with humanitarian aid, dangerous goods and animals are allowed to enter Ukraine.
Polish carriers strike in front of the Dorogusk checkpoint. They demand the return of permits for international road freight transport for Ukrainian carriers at the entrance to Poland. Such permits were canceled as part of the transport visa-free regime, which was launched between Ukraine and the EU in the summer.
In addition, the protesters demand the application to Ukrainian carriers of the EURO4 environmental standard applied in Ukraine to Polish carriers.
Source : Forbes