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Russia orders blocking of Ukrainian lorries in response to protests

Published 14/02/2016

Russia ordered the blocking of Ukrainian lorries
Russia ordered the blocking of Ukrainian lorries

Russia's transport ministry has ordered that Ukraine-registered lorries be stopped from entering in Russia, in response to growing efforts by protesters in Ukraine to block Russian vehicles.

The ministry's order on Sunday comes as Ukrainian news media reported lorries being blocked by activists in at least 10 areas, along the borders with Belarus and Western countries.

The Ukrainian Cabinet has ordered the interior, foreign and trade ministries to develop a plan by Monday to resolve the blockages.

As tensions persist in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed rebels, Ukraine and Russia have imposed tit-for-tat bans on food product imports on each other and cut air connections.

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