: Activists block Russian trucks from crossing Ukraine's border (photo, video)
Society12:49 Feb. 12, 2016
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Activists block Russian trucks from crossing Ukraine's border (photo, video)

The movement of blocking Russian trucks from crossing onto Ukrainian territory is spreading across the country

Activists from Zakarpattia, Lviv and Volyn regions announced a protest action, blocking cargo transport with Russian registration numbers from crossing Ukraine's border. 

According to the protesters, they started to block and redirect Russian trucks since Friday, February 12 morning. Some of the vehicles reportedly had a ribbon of Saint George, that many associate with Russian military aggression, separatism, and war.

Watch also Ukrainian activists block Russian trucks at border with Belarus

In Lviv Region about 20 social activists are currently trying to cut the movement on Kyiv-Chop International highway, police officials report.

About 50 Russian trucks had to stop in Zakarpattia Region, as the activists prevented them from crossing the border with the EU.

Read also Motor freight traffic suspended between Russia and Poland

Meanwhile, Pravy Sector, Ukrainian political and military faction, announced the beginning of a similar protest action against Russian trucks heading to Slovakia and Hungary.

"Today the indefinite action of blocking Russian trucks in Zakarpattia Region has started. Some days ago Poland forbade [Russian cargo transport] to enter and move on its territory. Therefore, trucks that are transporting the production of Kremlin occupation forces to European countries changed their route, and the traffic at the borders of Zakarpattia Region with Slovakia and Hungary increased", activists report on Facebook.

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