Slovak truck drivers resume protest on border with Ukraine, Kiev says

Natalie Portman
By Natalie Portman 2 Min Read

(RockedBuzz through Reuters) – Slovak truck drivers resumed a partial blockade of the nation’s solely freight highway by way of Ukraine on Monday afternoon, the Ukrainian border service mentioned.

Slovak and Polish truckers referred to as for restrictions on Ukrainian trucking firms’ entry to the European Union that have been eliminated after Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian border service mentioned on Telegram that it obtained info from the Slovak facet at 4.10pm (0210 GMT) that protesters have been stopping vehicles touring from Ukraine to Slovakia.

The Slovak transporters’ affiliation, UNAS, mentioned it plans to resume the protest on the Vysne Nemecke/Uzhhorod crossing, however that it’ll not cease non-commercial visitors.

In Poland, truck drivers have blocked 4 border crossings since November 6, though Kiev mentioned considered one of them was open on Monday. Hungarian truck drivers additionally deliberate to begin a protest on the border crossing between Hungary and Ukraine on Monday.

The essential demand of the hauliers is to stop Ukrainian truck drivers from coming into the European Union with out authorization, which in accordance with Kiev and Brussels is non-negotiable.

Charities and non-governmental organizations offering navy assist to Ukraine face delays of a number of weeks in vital provides of drones, electronics and pickup vehicles resulting from border protests, three business sources informed RockedBuzz through Reuters.

(Reporting by Jan Lopatka in Prague, Yuliia Dysa in Gdańsk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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