Activists block road to Slovakia: Ukraine-Slovakia border blocked for the 3rd day
Crime17:54 Sep. 19, 2016

Ukraine-Slovakia border blocked for the 3rd day

Activists demand a longer stay permit for cars with a foreign registration

In the city of Uzhhorod, car owners who don't want to get customs clearance for their vehicles and drive them with a foreign registration, blocked the road in the direction to Slovakia.

The protesters are demanding cars with European registration plates should be allowed to stay in Ukraine at least a couple of months. At the moment, owners of such cars need to cross the border every 5 days.

Read also: Russian guard vessel violates Ukrainian sea border

In order to avoid legal punishment for obstructing the checkpoint's operation, activists closed off the road leading to the border checkpoint, explaining to police that their cars suddenly broke down. However, police officers initiated criminal proceedings for blocking the road.

"Winter is coming, petrol is expensive. Staying 5 hours at the border just to cross it and come back is all wrong. State authorities should change it", one of the activists said

comments powered by Disqus


Crime19:03 Oct. 25, 2016
Warlords in Donbas turned to ‘smuggling kingpins' – media probe
Crime17:27 Oct. 25, 2016
Attempt to smuggle cigarettes and amber to Poland was cut off by Ukraine's border service
Crime17:45 Oct. 24, 2016
USD one million in shoe boxes seized in Kyiv airport
Crime10:14 Oct. 24, 2016
Ukraine Interpol Bureau to carry out internal checks due to complicity charges
Crime17:21 Oct. 23, 2016
Militants shelled Ukrainian village, 4500 people are left without gas supply (photo)
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe