The number of trucks stuck at the entrance from Estonia to Russia has increased by almost one and a half times in three days. This is reported by TASS with reference to the data of the Federal Customs Service (FCS). In the Pskov region, 220 trucks are queuing at the Shumilkino and Kunichina Gora checkpoints.
“Shumilkino, type of vehicle: trucks. Entry into the Russian Federation: the number of ATS (vehicles.— “B”) in front of the checkpoint – 220,” the FCS reports. At the checkpoint “Kunichina Gora”, according to the agency, there are 187 trucks in line. At the same time, at the beginning of this week, there were only 210 cars in the queues at these two checkpoints.
The customs service notes that there are still queues for entry into Russia from Latvia. At the Ubylinka checkpoint, 300 trucks are waiting in line for entry, and at the Burachki checkpoint, 610 heavy trucks.
Queues of trucks were also recorded to leave the Russian Federation: at the Shumilkino checkpoint, 250 trucks are trying to enter Estonia, at the Ubylinka checkpoint, 350 trucks are waiting in line to exit towards Latvia.
The ban on cargo transportation from Russia and Belarus to the EU countries was included in the fifth package of EU sanctions adopted in April. The restrictions do not apply to companies transporting mail, as well as to the supply of natural gas and oil, ores, pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilizers, humanitarian goods to the EU.
Read about supply chains under sanctions in the material “Kommersant FM” “Suppliers are not looking for easy ways.”
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