Slovak carriers set to impede movement of trucks departing Ukraine
The Slovak side has clarified that they will specifically block trucks leaving Ukraine, as conveyed by the Transcarpathian customs
The Transcarpathian customs office stated it on Facebook.
"Slovak carriers will only stop trucks leaving Ukraine," the message states.
As reported by the customs office, the Slovak side communicated this during a working meeting with Transcarpathian customs officials on Monday, December 11.
"In response to the announcement of ongoing protest actions by Slovak transporters at the Vyšné Nemecké - Uzhhorod checkpoint, starting today at 3 p.m., they will block the movement of trucks from the Ukrainian side. However, they won't impede large-sized vehicles from Slovakia entering the customs territory of Ukraine," emphasized customs officers.
Meanwhile, passenger routes will continue normal operations.
Customs officials urged transporters to consider the issue and opt for the nearest border crossing at "Chop-Záhony," on the Hungarian border, or "Dyakove-Halmeu," on the Romanian border.
Currently, there are 5 vans and 1349 vehicles in the e-queue waiting to depart from Ukraine at the "Uzhgorod" checkpoint. 650 trucks are queued up to enter Ukraine. In the past day, 216 trucks entered, and 159 trucks left.
- Slovakia's Truckers Association (UNAS) previously announced its readiness to fully block the Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhgorod border crossing if the issue of canceling the permit system for Ukrainian truckers is not resolved. Slovak carriers confirmed the continuation of the border blockade with Ukraine from December 11.