Travel 'Back to Normal' at Ukrainian Border
- The Moscow Times
- Nov. 07 2013 00:00
- Last edited 16:45
Russia has begun letting through hundreds of trucks from Ukraine that had been held up at the border by new custom rules, the Federal Customs Service said in a statement Wednesday.
More than 200 trucks, which got stuck at the border when the rules came in on Oct. 28, have been "processed" at three border-crossing points since Tuesday, the statement said, Interfax reported.
The border holdup marked the latest in a series of disputes over Ukraine's plans to sign a free trade agreement with the European Union. Russia strongly opposes the move, pressuring Ukraine to join the Moscow-led Customs Union of former Soviet republics instead.
Russia said that it had openly announced its new custom rules, but Ukrainian officials argued that the changes were made without warning.