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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Heavy Trucks Banned

HELSINKI, Finland -- Finland will no longer allow Russian trucks weighing more than 44 metric tons to enter the country after Russia banned Finnish trucks of that size from its roads, the Finnish news agency STT reported Tuesday.

The Transport Ministry on Tuesday ordered Finnish customs to prevent Russian trucks above that weight from entering or leaving the country, STT said.

The ban also applied to trucks that had already obtained exceptional weight permits, STT said.

A senior Transport Ministry official said the ban would stay in force until Finland gets Russia to understand that the rules have to be the same for everyone, STT said.

Finnish and Russian officials are scheduled to discuss the issue Monday, STT said.