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Ukrainian activists block Russian trucks in Zakarpattya region

Action started after Poland suspended cargo transportation agreement with Russia
Ukrainian activists block Russian trucks in Zakarpattya region

On Thursday 11 February Ukrainian activists began to block transit trucks with Russian registration plates in Zakarpattya region near border with Slovakia and Hungary after Poland suspended cargo transportation agreement with Russia, Joinfo.ua reports.

“We stand at a checkpoint near the village of Nyzhni Vorota. We have already turned back about two dozen trucks. It’s only the begining. We will stand until the Russian Federation is recognized as an aggressor country, until Russian business is banned in Ukraine, and until [Ukrainian] authorities do not suspend trade with Russia”- he said activist Taras Deyak on Facebook.

Deyak said that some drivers turn the trucks back immediately, some express their understanding, but there are those who resent and look for alternative routes.

Activists asked Ukrainians to join and equip new checkpoints on the border between Lviv and Zakarpattya regions.