Cabinet orders measures re civil blockade of Russian lorries
A decision on what to do with the activists will be taken by Monday.
The government has instructed the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Infrastructure Ministry and the Economic Development Ministry to work out by Monday a decision on the blockade of Russian lorries in western Ukraine.
The issue was raised by Infrastructure Minister Andriy Pyvovarskyy at the government meeting on 12 February, Interfax-Ukraine learned from his press service.
The Infrastructure Ministry said that Ukraine and Russia had exchanged a certain number of transit permits. The exact quota is yet to be agreed in the course of negotiations due in January-March 2016.
Russia has blocked the transit of Ukrainian goods to Asia since the beginning of the year.
Poland has denied entry to Russian lorries since 1 February, which forced them to change their route to Europe by crossing Ukraine to Slovakia and Hungary.
This prompted a civil blockade of Russian lorries in western Ukraine, namely in Transcarpathian, Volyn and Lviv regions.