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The “bear blockade” of Russian trucks is a “bear service” to the Ukrainian economy

Ukraine began another “blockade” directed against the Russian Federation and Russian economic interests. As in the case of the blockade of the Crimean Peninsula, the initiators of the new rally were activists of Ukrainian national extremist organizations. In the western regions of the country, members of the Right Sector organization, which is banned in the Russian Federation, have blocked roads and do not allow Russian wagons to pass, following transit through the territory of Ukraine. The blockade of Russian transport began in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine 11 in February 2016, and the next day the nationalists organized similar actions in several areas of Western Ukraine. 14 February 2016 city blockade of the road was organized in the Rivne region - here Russian trucks follow to or from Belarus.

New transit rules and attempts to "bypass"

Recall that after 1 in January 2016 entered into force on the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, the Russian Federation introduced a new regime for moving Ukrainian products through the country. According to the new rules, the transit of Ukrainian goods can be carried out only if a number of requirements are met, among which is the transportation of goods in sealed cargo compartments. The introduction of new rules for the transit of goods is explained by the desire of Russia to protect the market from the appearance of smuggling products from EU countries. Initially, the Ukrainian leadership had no particular concerns about possible problems with the transit of Ukrainian and European goods through Russian territory. But already in the first days after the New Year it became clear that the new rules are a serious problem for the Ukrainian business.

One of the first to raise this topic was Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalya Mikolskaya. According to her, the goods began to return back to Ukraine, and the transit through Russia actually stopped working. Meanwhile, only in 2013, the volume of exports of Ukrainian goods transported through Russia to the countries of Central Asia and Azerbaijan amounted to 4 billion dollars, in 2015, due to the deteriorating political and economic situation in Ukraine, this figure decreased, but the same remained extremely significant - 1,5 billion. Otherwise, how to deliver Ukrainian goods to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Mongolia through the territory of Russia is very problematic. As a result of the introduction of new rules, Ukraine immediately began to incur significant losses, which, of course, are in no way compensated by the patrons of Kiev - the United States and the European Union. If the ban on the transit of Ukrainian goods through Russian territory continues, every year Ukraine will lose up to 570 million dollars. Naturally, for an already economically weak Ukraine, this is a huge amount. However, initially the Kiev government could not fail to “shake its muscles.” Wanting to show that Kiev could well do without transit through Russian territory, a container train was sent from the Odessa region in mid-January to 2016. He was supposed to follow the bypass of the Russian Federation — through Georgia and Azerbaijan, then through Kazakhstan, to the final destination of the destination — the People’s Republic of China. The dispatch of the train was very solemnly arranged - it seemed to the leadership of Ukraine that a new way to do without Russia was found. However, the train was faced with a number of difficulties already at the exit. First, before the coast of Georgia, he had to overcome part of the way by sea transport. But when leaving the Bulgarian port of Varna, because of the storm, the train had to linger. Then the train was “lost” already in Kazakhstan and was late for two days. Well, as they say, “the first pancake is lumpy”, and the test drive still does not say anything. But the very length of the journey, the need to use maritime transport and overcoming the borders of several states at once make an alternative route twice as expensive as the traditional route through Russia. If transportation of one container from Ukraine to the border of Kazakhstan and China through Russian territory is estimated at 3900 dollars, then along an alternative route - to 7950 dollars. Naturally, entrepreneurs absolutely do not want to pay for transportation twice as expensive as before, especially if we consider that the delivery time for alternative ways is also increasing. However, how to answer Russia, in Kiev, they did not think long. And if the Russian measures fit within the legal framework, then Ukraine again decided to move on to the tried and tested methods - the so-called “civil blockade”.

The “bear blockade” of Russian trucks is a “bear service” to the Ukrainian economy

Roadblocks on Ukrainian highways

Strikers of this blockade were made by several dozen people, among whom were former participants in the hostilities in the Donbas and activists of right-wing radical organizations. First, they blocked the movement of Russian trucks in the Transcarpathian, then - in the Lviv region of Ukraine. On the Kiev-Chop highway, in the area of ​​the village of Nizhny Vorota, located near the border of the Transcarpathian and Lviv regions, the nationalists quickly equipped a classic military checkpoint. February 12 “posts” appeared on the roads in five regions of Ukraine - Transcarpathian, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne and Volyn regions, later they were joined by four more regions - Zhytomyr, Chernivtsi, Vinnitsa and Sumy. For the action they even chose the screaming name - “Bear Blockade”. Since the branched structures of right-wing organizations, closely associated with the Ukrainian special services, began to work, they quickly began to receive information about the movement of trucks with Russian numbers. The walkie-talkies transmit information about the approach of Russian trucks, after which the activists step onto the highway and block the movement. It is known that in the day of February 12 only in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine about 50 trucks with Russian numbers were blocked. Moreover, if Russian cars traveling to Europe are not allowed to pass at all, wagons traveling from European countries to Ukraine are allowed to pass, but on condition that they refuel in Ukraine. They are also advised not to show up on the territory of the country. The main demands of the nationalists, first of all - to their own government - to officially terminate the trading activities of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and prohibit the transit of Russian goods and trucks through the territory of the Ukrainian state.

Although the initiative of nationalists to block the movement of freight road transport with Russian numbers does not fit into the legal norms, it was almost immediately supported by a number of high-ranking Ukrainian officials. One of the first to support the action of nationalists was the governor of the Transcarpathian region Gennady Moskal. Recall that in the summer of 2015, Gennady Moskal spoke very impartially about the nationalists - the radicals - the reason was the demarche of the Right Sector banned in the Russian Federation in the city of Mukachevo. But after a few months, Moskal (it’s not easy, nevertheless, probably in Ukraine with that last name!) Forgot about the sins of the nationalists and preferred to welcome the blockade they had undertaken. He said that Ukraine is either trading with Russia or is fighting. And if Ukraine with Russia, according to Moskal, “fights,” then it should also block the possibility of movement of trucks with Russian numbers across the country.

Recall that the Transcarpathian governor Gennady Moskal has his own accounts for Russia. In the Russian Federation, Gennady Moskal is an unauthorized person - since in September, 2014 - July 2015, before being appointed head of the administration of the Transcarpathian region, the former police officer headed the Lugansk regional state administration. Sixty-five-year-old Moskal - retired police lieutenant general. A native of the village of Zadavrovka of the Zastavnovsky district of the Chernivtsi region, in 1975, already after military service in the army, Moskal graduated from the Lvov Special High School of Police of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs and began working in Chernivtsi police. Apparently, among other police officers Moskal was listed as the most promising - already in 1980. He was educated at the Kiev Higher School of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs, and in 1984, - at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. After Ukraine gained independence, Moskal's career went uphill. В 1995-1997 гг. he headed the Department of Internal Affairs of the Transcarpathian region, in 1997-2000. - The Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with the rank of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. В 2000-2001 гг. Moskal was the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Dnipropetrovsk region, while also retaining the status of deputy minister of internal affairs of Ukraine. From June 2001 to September 2002 Moskal was the governor of the Transcarpathian region, then returned to the police service. В 2002-2005 гг. Moskal headed the State Committee of Ukraine on Nationalities and Migration, and from February to November 2005. He again worked in the police - in the position of the head of the criminal police in Kiev. From November 2005 to April 2006 Moskal - again the governor, this time - the Luhansk region. May 2006 to January 2007 He was the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and from January to April 2007. - Deputy Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine. From 11 April 2007 to 21 May 2007, Moskal served as Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. В 2007-2014 гг. was a deputy from the block “Our Ukraine - People’s Self-Defense”. In 2014, heading the Lugansk regional state administration, Moskal was noted by a number of statements and measures against those residents of the region who did not support the coup d'état in Kiev. So, Moskal dismissed 48 heads of medical institutions of the Luhansk region, who refused to obey the Kiev regime. For the activities of Moskal in the Luhansk region, he is denied entry to the territory of the Russian Federation. Apparently, Petro Poroshenko put Moskal on the Transcarpathian region precisely as a former policeman, a "strongman" who was able to restore order in a troubled border region. In every way emphasizing loyalty to the Kiev regime, Moskal, and this time supported the nationalists. He said that Ukraine should "act adequately", apparently - in relation to Russia, which does not let in Ukrainian goods. An even more radical point of view than Moskal is the leader of the Ukrainian Svoboda party, Oleg Tyagnibok, who continues to assert that Russia is allegedly waging a war against Ukraine. Tyagnibok requires Kiev to immediately stop the transit of Russian trucks through Ukrainian territory and accuses the government of Poroshenko that it closes its eyes to the economic activities of Russia within Ukraine.

February 15 February, a group of activists of the Right Sector organization banned in the Russian Federation and veterans of the volunteer battalions who participated in the war in Donbas gathered in front of the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in Kiev. The nationalists demanded from the Ukrainian government an official complete ban on Russian business in Ukraine. After the picket, the nationalists went to check the roads of Kiev for the presence of Russian trucks. The deputy from the Batkivshchyna faction Igor Lutsenko, who was present at the nationalists' actions, complained that the only thing that connects Ukraine to Russia is the consumption of Russian gas. According to the deputy, it is enough to reduce its consumption by 10-12 cubic meters and Ukraine will not be able to have economic relations with the Russian Federation at all.

However, official Kiev, having supported the blockade of Russian trucks started by nationalist organizations, is not in a hurry for a total ban on the transit of Russian trucks through Ukrainian territory. The reason for this is, first of all, in the existing agreement, according to which Russia received temporary quotas allowing transit traffic through the territory of Ukraine. So, even from the point of view of the Ukrainian legislation, with the permission of the regime existing in Kiev, Russian trucks pass through the Ukrainian regions on a completely legitimate basis. Secondly, Kiev is actively discussing how to more effectively put pressure on Russia in order to lobby for easing of the transit rules for Ukrainian goods through Russian territory. The blockade of Russian trucks on the roads of Ukraine in this situation is considered as an additional trump card. In which case, the dissatisfaction of the “Ukrainian citizens” Petro Poroshenko will trump in negotiations with Russia, seeking certain concessions. In addition, it is necessary to recall the initial causes of the conflict. Formerly, Russian waggons safely followed through the territory of Poland, but then the Polish authorities banned the transit of trucks. Then the Russian truckers had to follow through the territory of Ukraine - bypassing Poland. And now, considering the current situation, it turns out that the actions of the Ukrainian ultra-right are beneficial to the Polish government, as Warsaw shows Moscow that on the roundabout path Russian transport will face serious obstacles. Thus, Poland receives additional levers in the process of negotiations with the Russian side, and Ukraine acts as a “pawn” and a tool for implementing foreign economic and political plans. For example, for the Ukrainian entrepreneurs themselves, the actions of blocking Russian trucks are absolutely unprofitable. Politics - politics, and business - business. Any problems inevitably respond to the economic well-being of the Ukrainian population, especially since Russia has recently learned to respond promptly and firmly to similar demarches in its direction. As Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Nikolai Asaul commented on the events, the main reason is the competition between Polish and Russian carriers for increasing their market share in the transit of goods from Europe to Russia and from Russia to Europe. When the Russian authorities decided to streamline the sphere of transit traffic and to improve control over the transported goods, the Polish side was indignant. The fact is that Polish entrepreneurs first often imported European goods to Russia, passing them off as Polish-made products, and thereby using the cargo transportation benefits that exist between Russia and Poland. The tightening of demands from Russia led to discontent of the Polish side, which demanded not to increase the fines and to increase the quota for permits for Polish drivers traveling through the territory of the Russian Federation. The Polish side is talking about 100 thousand. per year, whereas for the Russian side, the Poles, on the contrary, reduce quotas to 20 thousand.

The reaction of Moscow followed immediately

Ukrainian businessmen, who asked the nationalists to end the blockade of Russian trucks, were right - Moscow reacted fairly quickly. Already in the evening of February 14, 2016 became aware that Russia, in response to the blockade of Russian trucks in the western regions of Ukraine, stopped the movement of trucks with Ukrainian numbers on Russian territory. The public informed the Russian Ministry of Transport about this. And if, until the nationalists began the blockade of Russian trucks on the territory of nine regions of Ukraine, only 11-12 of February entered the Russian Federation without any problems 1038 of Ukrainian trucks, now the movement of cargo vehicles registered in Ukraine in the territory of the Russian Federation is suspended . Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged the government to consider the possibility of introducing such a response as a complete ban on all types of transport from the Ukraine on the territory of the Russian Federation. Opening the meeting with the vice-premiers of the Russian government on Monday 15 February, Dmitry Medvedev stressed: "As far as I know, some crazy people are trying to stop our heavy trucks." When Vice-Premier Arkady Dvorkovich announced that Russian trucks were stopped by members of the groups associated with the Right Sector movement banned in the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev replied: “Bandits, that is.” Medvedev spoke out quite clearly about the behavior of Kiev: ““ For everything that happens on the territory of Ukraine, the Ukrainian state is responsible, which, unfortunately, is not able to restore order. And the fact that some thugs stop wagons there, including using firearms weapons, means that there are extremist groups in power who either subjugated the state to themselves, or the state doesn’t react to them in any way ”.

For the time being, the “tops” understand each other and decide how to act in the future, ordinary truckers suffer from the actions of Ukrainian nationalists who have blocked roads. These are ordinary working people who perform their difficult and unpleasant work, as a whole. Among truckers are not only Russian citizens, but also a large number of Belarussian citizens working on cars with Russian license plates. Formally, no truckers delay - they can leave, leaving the truck with a load. But, of course, no one goes on foot - people are forced to be in wagons and wait for them to be allowed to pass in one direction or another. It is significant that activists do not give truckers not only to drive forward, but also to go back. Truckers cannot leave the waggons and go on foot - they signed obligations before the trip that they are responsible for the safety of the cargo. If the drivers leave the wagons and go home, they will have to pay damages to the firms. And the damages for an ordinary person are astronomical. Thus, Russian and Belarusian drivers turned out to be hostages of a complex political game. Solidarity with the Russian truckers was shown by their Transcarpathian colleagues - they are trying to explain to activists of nationalist organizations that Ukrainian drivers may also suffer on the territory of Russia if they respond. But the radicals are not inclined to listen to ordinary Ukrainians - businessmen and truckers, as well as to refuse to implement the conceived plan for a total boycott of Russian trucks.

Ukraine will lose from blockade

The question of the future fate of Russian trucks that were traveling through the territory of Ukraine was to be decided on 15 February 2016 in Kiev - at a meeting of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. And on that very day, it was reported that the Ukrainian government had decided to suspend the passage of Russian trucks through the territory of Ukraine. “They made a decision to suspend the movement of trucks of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine,” says the Ukrainian government’s Twitter page. Arseniy Yatsenyuk demanded that Russia resume the movement of Ukrainian transit cars, resume the movement of Ukrainian transit cars, accusing the Russian Federation of violating recognized WTO rules. That is, the Ukrainian government distorted everything exactly the opposite. Kiev blamed the current situation on Moscow - they say that Russia was the first to impose an official ban on the movement of Ukrainian truckers on Russian territory. About the fact that the blockade actually started Ukrainian nationalists in the western regions of Ukraine, Yatsenyuk and his colleagues chose not to speak. However, in reality, Kiev can hardly blackmail Russia with a ban on the movement of Russian trucks. The territory of Ukraine is not so large and, if necessary, Russian cargo can be perfectly sent in other ways. Ukraine has practically no possibility of cheap communication with Central Asia, China or the Scandinavian countries, bypassing the territory of the Russian Federation. Already, over 160 Ukrainian trucks are temporarily detained on the territory of Russia, while in Ukraine only 100 of Russian trucks en route to Russia are detained, and 500 trucks cannot enter Ukraine from Russia - they are carrying goods for European consumers.

Thus, contrary to the economic interests of their own state, the Ukrainian government has once again gone over the radical nationalists and neighboring Poland. Recall that as a result of the food and energy blockade of the Crimea, Ukraine suffered much more than Russia. The nationalists who organized the blockade of the Crimean peninsula deprived Ukrainian business of the opportunity to earn over a billion dollars a year. Ukrainian agricultural products have ceased to flow to the peninsula, and given that it does not enjoy special demand in the world, many Ukrainian agricultural producers are in a very difficult situation. Accordingly, the state budget did not receive significant amounts of taxes, and employees of agricultural enterprises did not receive wages for their work. For this, they can thank the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar nationalists who participated in organizing the blockade of the Crimean peninsula. Now the situation repeats itself, only with the blockade of the movement of Russian trucks on Ukrainian territory. But not only that stopping the movement of Russian truckers will lead to certain economic losses for Ukraine - it will further strengthen the understanding of Ukraine as a very complex and unpredictable partner in the transit of goods. The Ukrainian government, at the suggestion of nationalist organizations, itself creates for Ukraine the image of a little-managed and unstable territory, from which it is better to refrain from doing business. This is well understood by the more or less sensible part of Ukrainian politicians and experts. After all, it is obvious that the retaliatory measures by the Russian Federation and the blockade of trucks on the territory of Ukraine will have negative consequences for Ukrainian autonomy. It is through Russia that the transit of Ukrainian products to the republics of Central Asia, Finland and Norway, China and Mongolia takes place. To go round the territory of the Russian Federation, as we have noted above, is very problematic. The head of the Ukrainian Politics Foundation Kost Bondarenko drew attention to another interesting fact. The vast majority of products that are in trucks blocked by activists of nationalist organizations have long been paid for by European buyers. That is, in fact, it is no longer the property of Russia or Russian companies, but the property of those European countries or their companies where these products are sent. Accordingly, European consumers will soon have questions to the Ukrainian government - why does it not provide a safe and timely supply of goods for which money has long been paid? If the Ukrainian authorities cannot ensure the security of the delivery of the ordered goods across the territory of Ukraine, then Kiev may be subject to serious penalties. And they, according to the analyst, will hit not Ukraine, but Ukraine itself. It is to Ukraine that financial claims can be brought about the fact that the goods were not delivered to consumers in a timely manner.

On the other hand, Belarus and the Baltic states will turn out to be beneficiaries if the blockade of Russian trucks remains in place. It is through them that the main flow of Russian transport to the EU countries can be redirected. At the same time, the same Lithuania, being a member of the European Union, will not be able, in contrast to Ukraine, to detain vehicles following from Russia, since EU laws do not permit this. The danger for the Ukrainian economy lies in the fact that Russia and Poland will most likely sooner or later come to an agreement on new rules for transit through Polish territory. Then the flow of trucks will again move through Poland, and Ukraine will lose those financial revenues that were promised to it by the presence of Russian vehicles (fueling cars, food and driver services in roadside cafes and hotels). In addition, the Russian Federation may not lift the retaliatory sanctions against the Ukrainian motor transport, which will lead to even greater damage to the Ukrainian economy. The situation for Kiev is really complicated and the position of the Ukrainian government, which went on about nationalist radicals, has already been subjected to massive criticism from politicians and experts. Thus, the representative of the Opposition Bloc faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Yuriy Boyko, even compared the blockade of Russian trucks with a large-scale provocation aimed at undermining the image of the Ukrainian state as an international partner in the eyes of European countries. "Bear blockade" Yuri Boyko described as a blunder and a tragedy. The representative of the official authorities, Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov, spoke no less vividly. He said that blocking Russian trucks on the highway by volunteers and activists, in fact, constitutes a crime and does not allow Ukraine to fulfill international obligations. According to the official, the result of blocking the movement of Russian trucks in Ukraine was the response of Russia to ban the movement of Ukrainian trucks. Nasirov expressed his conviction that the blockade was staged. Nasirov also noted that at present the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are making efforts to resolve the current situation and ensure the implementation of international agreements. It is still unknown what Russian and Ukrainian diplomats will come to as a result of consultations and negotiations. Most likely, the situation with the blockade of Ukrainian and Russian trucks will still be resolved - no one wants to incur economic losses, even if that is the reason for an ideological nature.

What does the blockade mean for Russian consumers?

Most experts and analysts are convinced that the Russian consumer will not suffer much from the ban on the movement of Russian trucks through the territory of Ukraine. The fact is that Russian logistics companies have never occupied a serious position in organizing the transit of goods from Western Europe to Russia. Until recently, almost 50% of the flow of goods was delivered by Polish logistics companies. Approximately 40% belonged to Lithuanian and Belarusian logistics companies, and only 10% of shipments were delivered by Russian transport companies. In this situation, the load on the Belarusian and Lithuanian companies increases.

Obviously, Belarus and Lithuania will only benefit if Russia cannot transport cargo through the territory of Poland and Ukraine. Logistics companies of Belarus and Lithuania will receive the majority of orders from both European and Russian companies, which will increase their profits. On the other hand, many entrepreneurs have not been in a hurry to send their goods through Ukraine, since this country is not considered to be a stable and reliable partner. The “bear blockade”, which has turned into a “bear service” to the Ukrainian economy, will also play its role in further deteriorating Ukraine’s image in the eyes of Russian and European business. It is unlikely that the Russian consumer expects an increase in prices for food or other goods delivered from European countries. Most products were previously delivered by Belarusian and Lithuanian companies that continue to operate. A significant part of European goods goes to Latvia and Estonia and from there it goes to the Russian Federation - again, bypassing the territory of Ukraine. Thus, no serious consequences for the Russian market of Ukrainian nationalists or even official measures taken by Kiev will entail.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 16 February 2016 06: 08 New
    If we clean up the nationalist husk, we will see the usual criminal conspiracy of Polish carriers, who thus lobby their hands in frostbite on their heads. They lobby their interests in this area of ​​economic relations! Simply put - only the Poles want to carry goods! Business is nothing personal! The interests of Ukraine and Russia have nothing to do with it!
    1. Sensatus
      Sensatus 16 February 2016 06: 15 New
      And in the end, as usual, Ukrainians themselves will suffer. This story has already begun to be called "Putin's multi-move".
      I wonder how, in the end, will bring such an explosive combination of the stupidity and patience of our neighbors?
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 16 February 2016 09: 07 New
        Excellent review and analytical article!
        It is noteworthy that the participants of the “Right Sector” and the former members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the ATO members, who have joined them, are apparently so psychologically and physically absolutely destructive in peaceful life that they with historical inevitability already fall and will certainly fall finally in Ukraine in the so-called "Gangster opportunism." Those. in justification of pure and frank banditry in Ukraine.
        This is very alarming.

        To author +
        1. Gato
          Gato 16 February 2016 19: 46 New
          pure and outright banditry in Ukraine

          Behind this are the interests of carriers, etc. Clean business, and how is it different from banditry? After all, banditry is also a business.
          In ukrSMI - constant reports of shelling positions - but there are no losses. But the combat pay (sometimes) only for the so-called. fighting. Is this not a business?
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 17 February 2016 01: 51 New
            Clean business, and how does it differ from banditry? Finally, banditry is also a business.

            It is in you that legal nihilism has spoken and liberal assumption or stating the legalization of anarchy in the country.
            Clean business still differs from banditry precisely in compliance with laws.
            Banditry is a serious crime against public safety, which consists in creating a stable ARMED group (gang) in order to ATTACK citizens or organizations, leadership of such a group, as well as participation in such a group or in its attacks. A gang is recognized as armed if at least one of its members has weapons and if other gang members are aware of this and who have allowed their use.
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 17 February 2016 04: 43 New
              In ukrSMI - constant reports of shelling positions - but there are no losses. But the combat pay (sometimes) only for the so-called. fighting. Is this not a business?

              This is the Ukrainian oligarchy - a form of government in Ukraine, where power is in the hands of few and unworthy citizens - the oligarchs who elevated American banditry to the rank of their liberal state policy in favor of themselves, i.e. Ukrainian oligarchs, as well as for their foreign investors and patrons.
              1. Gato
                Gato 17 February 2016 13: 15 New
                Quote: Tatiana
                This is Ukrainian oligarchy.

                Ukraine is a chronic kleptocracy. It is treated only with a bullet in the forehead.
            2. Tatyana
              Tatyana 17 February 2016 04: 43 New
              In ukrSMI - constant reports of shelling positions - but there are no losses. But the combat pay (sometimes) only for the so-called. fighting. Is this not a business?

              This is an oligarchy - a form of government where power is in the hands of a few and unworthy citizens - oligarchs who elevated their banditry to the rank of state policy for oligarchs.
            3. Gato
              Gato 17 February 2016 13: 14 New
              Quote: Tatiana
              It is in you that legal nihilism has spoken and liberal assumption or stating the legalization of anarchy in the country.
              Clean business still differs from banditry precisely in compliance with laws.

              Dear Tatyana, although I barely broke through your set of terms, my post is that laws in Ukraine no longer apply. There is a "law" of political expediency in the interests of individual groups (first of all commercial, secondly - political).
      2. RBLip
        RBLip 16 February 2016 09: 43 New
        Quote: Sensatus
        And in the end, as usual, Ukrainians themselves will suffer. This story has already begun to be called "Putin's multi-move".

        about multi-way, it seems, from here
      3. Yars
        Yars 16 February 2016 15: 19 New
        Quote: Sensatus
        And in the end, as usual, Ukrainians themselves will suffer. This story has already begun to be called "Putin's multi-move".
        I wonder how, in the end, will bring such an explosive combination of the stupidity and patience of our neighbors?

        Insanity grows stronger in Ukraine, sadly ....
        1. Kasym
          Kasym 16 February 2016 17: 21 New
          Ukraine is turning into a wild field. It’s better to immediately block any transit - tomorrow large-scale robberies of trucks and wagons will begin. Maybe the Kiev authorities understand that they themselves cut budget revenues, but they can’t do anything with armed radicals and extremists. I am afraid that the times of lawlessness and lawlessness will come to Ukraine. hi
          1. zone44
            zone44 16 February 2016 20: 11 New
            The next part of the mad Max will be filmed in Ukraine wassat
    2. Voha_krim
      Voha_krim 16 February 2016 06: 39 New
      Quote: Finches
      we will see the usual criminal conspiracy of Polish carriers, who, thus, with their hands frostbitten on their heads, are lobbying their interests in this area of ​​economic relations!

      The Poles very much hope for the factor of the enclave position of Kaliningrad, which, in their opinion, will lose three times more than the average in Russia due to the suspension of automobile traffic. This will spark protests. In general, the riot in Kaliningrad is the main trend in Western propaganda. So, the governor of the Kaliningrad region Nikolai Tsukanov posted information on his Twitter page that the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation agreed on additional ferries in the Kaliningrad region for the transport of trucks to Europe, bypassing Poland. “Today we have found a compromise solution in terms of launching two new ferries that will run from Kaliningrad to Germany,” Tsukanov commented. “This will differentiate flows, and the Poles will, of course, lose money. ferry, and we will not need to travel through Poland, on the contrary, we will save fuel ", - added the head of the Kaliningrad region.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 16 February 2016 07: 53 New
        You know, as they say: there isn’t enough evil ... Freak’s mazes are damned.
        ps Here I got a fresh film: "Shokin"
        Obviously, it's worth seeing how the Ukrainians will present him now ... After all, the State Department demanded that he "leave"?
        I bring to your attention:
    3. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 16 February 2016 07: 58 New
      This is all clear ... I only worried about life and health, those of ours. It’s just that these blockers are frostbitten all over the head, they’ll get drunk more, shoot, cut ...
      1. Petrol
        Petrol 16 February 2016 11: 50 New
        33 Watcher
        what is there to worry ???? 500 bucks from the truck and in front of Europe!

        in the Donbass and Lugansk, everything that could be taken out by truck (slate, double-glazed windows, fences of cows, lamb, goats, chicken mopeds, motoblocks, microwave washing machines, even bed linen, (they offered prices on the floor with Mariupol registration) from disputed territories, and what to eat then you need girls to walk around in taverns; you need to send the loot home and those substations who felt the taste of blood and dough now for the lathe will no longer be here and they threw them into the loot of your carriers from the filing of nalyvaychenko and avakov.
    4. nadezhiva
      nadezhiva 16 February 2016 08: 44 New
      Quote: Finches
      Simply put - only the Poles want to carry goods! Business is nothing personal! The interests of Ukraine and Russia have nothing to do with it!

      The author went around the beginning of the conflict with the Poles. As planned by the Poles, Poland-Russia should pass only Polish and Russian transport companies. At the same time, the Poles are now fighting with the Germans on the issue of transit (which is one conflict with Volkswagen). According to data from open sources, the ratio of 50x50 does not suit Poland. The Poles lost too much on smuggling, which was blocked by sealing in Belarus.
      As a result - to the Poles for a savvy 5 points.
      And among Ukrainians ... As a result, Ukrainians blocked transit from Europe to Russia and Asia and their supplies to Asia.
      Let's see how the Baltics will behave.
    5. siberalt
      siberalt 16 February 2016 10: 01 New
      If Russian trucks go to the West, then the West needs it. Let's see if the United States is allowed to the West at least to pick it up.
    6. siberalt
      siberalt 16 February 2016 13: 37 New
      Yeah! Now Ukrainians wagons in Kazakhstan on ferries across two seas? belay In dolboduriki!
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 16 February 2016 19: 19 New
        Sibiralt. Sealing in Belarus and to us. But actually, we have little from Ukraine, alcohol consumption is falling, we prefer our own sweets and sweets. Somehow, Kiev-businessmen complained to me that if Kazakhstanis are interested in something (everyone will know: from transportation to price), this does not mean they will buy it. To which I tell them that a number of the Russian Federation (the Customs Union and the EAEU are duty-free) and China. Against such a background, your goods are simply uncompetitive, you need not in the EU, but in the EAEU.
        It’s not enough for them to lose gas transit, so is trucking and income from them. They are not friends with the head. Although you must understand that there are times of lawlessness. The Kiev authorities may understand the losses from this, but what about the radicals, who they themselves armed !? hi
    7. Oleg Lavrov
      Oleg Lavrov 16 February 2016 18: 27 New
      So play the boys from the major diplomatic league.
      Objective: Poland suspends the movement of heavy trucks to Europe from Russia, demanding an increase in quotas during the conclusion of a new agreement (the number of trucks passing through its territory). Need to increase by 1000 trucks (2000 TEU approximately).
      Solution: 1. The traffic flow to 3700 TEU * passes through Ukraine. The government suckers.

      1. "Patriots" of Ukraine are blocking Russian trucks. After all, if Poland closed, then it is worth blocking Ukraine, and then the regime of bloody Putin will not be able to trade with Europe and will fall. Peremoga is so close. The idea is thrown and executed.
      2. Ministry of Transport stops the movement of Ukrainian trucks in Russia. Russian manufacturers and transporters are dancing.
      3. On January 31, one of the world's largest container shipping operators, CMA CGM, began regular ship calls at the Bronka shipyard. The container ship “Voronezh” moored at the port, which operates on the regular route “Rotterdam - Hamburg - Ust-Luga - St. Petersburg - Rotterdam” and is designated in the schedule of the CMA CGM line as “St Petersburg Shuttle Service D”. In total, two cargo ships with a capacity of 1730 TEU each are involved in this route.
      4. Poland is ready to increase quotas for 2000 TEU and get a discount for it.
      The bottom line:

      1. Poland increased profit due to volumes
      2. Russia received a lower price for transit and loaded its port with additional traffic.
      3. Russian manufacturers and transporters were helped to get rid of competitors without image damage.

      Well, and Ukraine ...
  2. Nsk 54
    Nsk 54 16 February 2016 06: 10 New
    The main thing is that the Old Man is happy.
    1. nadezhiva
      nadezhiva 16 February 2016 08: 54 New
      And Old Man is in chocolate. Almost ALL logistics from Europe, even to the Russian Federation, even to Asia either through Poland or through Ukraine. But the further option is only through Belarus. Sealing in the territory of Belarus.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 16 February 2016 18: 43 New
        You can still transport cargo to transport it more reliable and faster, but more expensive.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 16 February 2016 09: 33 New
      Quote: Nsk 54
      The main thing is that the Old Man is happy.

      Again salmon from the Belarusian Sea will trample for us? (Dedicated to the blessed memory of the unforgettable J. Psaki ...)
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 16 February 2016 10: 03 New
      It doesn't roll through Belarus anymore. There the Polish "plug" was formed. Poles also want to carry cargo from Russia to the West and back with their own trucks or let ours, but for decent money. In a word, "transit" states. It looks like the Baltics will join them.
      1. nadezhiva
        nadezhiva 16 February 2016 12: 03 New
        Psheks will not ruin their transit. So, freeze-bargain. Poland against the background of Ukrainian fortels is becoming the main exit on the axis of Belarus-Russia-Asia.
        1. Kasym
          Kasym 17 February 2016 02: 41 New
          And I am happy for the Old Man and the Belarusians. It’s better to leave the transit money to a friendly country than to the Kiev authorities (the less money, the less opportunity to fight - let normal Ukrainians forgive me). They are now needed in Belarus and will not be superfluous. Ready and drinks for them. hi
  3. venaya
    venaya 16 February 2016 06: 14 New
    "Ukraine will lose from blockade"- So it was not the Ukrainians who ordered this whole circus. The beneficiaries are, first of all, those who are interested in the collapse of the economy of Ukraine itself, and they can be very far, overseas.
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 16 February 2016 07: 56 New
      Quote: venaya
      - So the Ukrainians did not order this whole circus.

      That says it all!
    2. wolfhound
      wolfhound 16 February 2016 15: 09 New
      So this is what the Maydaunas live in.
  4. Telemon
    Telemon 16 February 2016 06: 22 New
    The most affected are the drivers of those EU-Russia heavy trucks.Urinethe same state 404.Only on the ukroglobus and left.
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 16 February 2016 06: 26 New
      Quote: Telemont
      Urina is the same state 404

      Well, that’s what you look like to censor visitors. What kind of buzzwords are these?
      Then you are offended that we are called quilted jackets and how ...
      1. Telemon
        Telemon 16 February 2016 07: 23 New
        Quote: chikenous59
        Then you are offended that we are called quilted jackets and how ...

        Take offense at the policeman No. ,- well, I do not. You can only smile indulgently. After all, the dill YOURSELF, with their own hands, did what we see in the "state" once called UKRAINE.
        1. chikenous59
          chikenous59 16 February 2016 07: 40 New
          Quote: Telemont
          Take offense at the policeman

          After all, not everyone there is what you call them.
          My uncle, for example, lives there, in Mariupol. An adequate person. Helped the militias ...
          1. Yuri Y.
            Yuri Y. 16 February 2016 11: 40 New
            Quote: Telemont
            .Urina is the same state 404.

            Well, it’s actually about the state.
            Quote: chikenous59
            My uncle, for example, lives there, in Mariupol. An adequate person. Helped the militias ...

            And your example only confirms this line. And when the state is engaged in the destruction of its economy (trucks only a special case) to the detriment of its citizens, I think the statement is correct. And citizens should think about this, and not think about independence for the sake of submission to America.kosam.
            1. chikenous59
              chikenous59 16 February 2016 12: 14 New
              Quote: Yuri Ya.
              Well, it’s actually about the state.

              Well, for example, when the Ukrainians call Russia Raska, then it somehow offends me.
  5. as150505
    as150505 16 February 2016 06: 42 New
    Insanity in Ukraine there is no limit.
  6. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 16 February 2016 06: 52 New
    It was necessary to put the Kadyrovtsevs in the wagons, so that Natsik would also wash the windows with soap and water, and each wagon should be bowed ...
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt 16 February 2016 10: 12 New
      Can accompany our trucks with tanks? good
    3. wolfhound
      wolfhound 16 February 2016 15: 16 New
      smiled, you are not a distant person. some bandits decided to scare others? they agree - either the truck will be taken away, or the goods
  7. paxil
    paxil 16 February 2016 06: 57 New
    I think that the hats sent some money to the burnt lads, but at whose expense this blockade? It’s just that these subs and their ilk were led to their feeds every minute, thereby causing harm to the state, entrepreneurs, and generally to all who work from wheels in Ukraine. If Russia completely stops transit through its territory, it’s it will be complete for them..a, they can’t get anywhere. Once again, these thugs showed who is the boss in Ukraine, not the state but enterprising banderlogs.
    1. Litsvin
      Litsvin 16 February 2016 13: 54 New
      Not "paths", but "Poles". "Shlyakh" is "way" in Belarusian. Poles are "Poles", as was the name of one of the Slavic tribes that stood at the origins of the formation of the Polskoy ethnos. smile
  8. Conscience
    Conscience 16 February 2016 07: 14 New
    interesting - the seizure of property of any country - what threatens performers?
    the behavior of the Russian authorities is strange - in fact, they took hostages, and that so everything will be let go on the brakes?
    okay, they introduced the same measures - only there the bandits are operating, and what do we become like them?
    and most importantly - how will we rescue ordinary citizens of Russia?
    because in fact they became hostages !!!
  9. Good cat
    Good cat 16 February 2016 07: 18 New
    Mug in the photo is straight "Police Academy".
  10. Aleksander
    Aleksander 16 February 2016 07: 28 New
    So Russian numbers block or Ross goods? That is, on German numbers Ross products will not block?
    And most importantly, what's next? They don’t let me go back, either. Goods and wagons remain in the Ruin, so this is just banditry and robbery.
  11. There are a lot of us
    There are a lot of us 16 February 2016 08: 05 New
    the only thing that connects Ukraine with Russia is the consumption of Russian gas

    So maybe it's time to cut it off, and at the same time those who carry out the so-called reverse deliveries of Russian gas, which is typical.
  12. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 16 February 2016 08: 07 New
    The epic ended with electricity, it began with the transit of Russian vehicles. This problem will be solved, something else will begin. The US is happy to create problems for countries that refuse to go in their wake. Ukraine is just a bargaining chip. This will continue until the Ukrainian people realize that without Russia there will be no Ukraine and will not begin an active struggle for self-preservation. We need to help them with this.
    1. Altona
      Altona 16 February 2016 12: 26 New
      Quote: Pvi1206
      The USA is eager to create problems

      The most interesting thing is that the United States does not need allies, it does not need slaves and vassals, the United States needs USEFUL I.D.O.T.Y.
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 February 2016 08: 08 New

    With such a track record and still not in prison. U.r.o.d on the freak sits and urges on the freak. Even the grave will not fix such people, and they will rot "humpbacked to mind". The name Gennady is also a shame - noble (from ancient Greek)
  14. Alexandr2637
    Alexandr2637 16 February 2016 08: 30 New
    This action is another manifestation of the stupidity of brainless Ukrainians!
  15. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 16 February 2016 08: 35 New
    Surprisingly, a handful of nitsheks turned the whole country upside down and set cancer.
    It is noteworthy that the outskirts are trying to chop off as many ties as possible in all areas, in all aspects. So that later restoring this whole kitchen, people go crazy. The Anglo-Jewish approach, however, is evident.
  16. baudolino
    baudolino 16 February 2016 08: 50 New
    And what else can loafers who can only maidan and stand at roadblocks? At these events they are at least fed.
    1. wandlitz
      wandlitz 16 February 2016 09: 34 New
      But it turns out that the government indulges them. Or have their roofs been so blown away that they no longer recognize any power?
  17. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 16 February 2016 09: 58 New
    The author is wrong, not understanding the seriousness of the situation. They are far from being stupid ... and they organized this "blockade". Everything must be looked at in a complex. And in the "complex" the situation turns out to be very bad - from the south the blockade by Turkey (and it is no secret that the Crimea was fully supplied by Turkish shipping and logistics companies) and from the west the border was covered by Poland and Ukraine. It is clear that the flow of goods will be reoriented to Belarus and ship routes such as to St. Petersburg, Finland, etc., but this takes time, in addition, the capacity of these new routes is not sufficient and the new routes themselves lengthen and increase the cost of delivery, which either increases the cost of the delivered goods or makes this transportation unprofitable. And if we add to this the "financial blockade" which was organized by our Western sworn "partners", then the picture is generally sad - the "blockade loop" around Russia by the hands of the American "sixes" is slowly but inevitably drawn out. How it will affect us, but it already affects. My friends who are engaged in logistics are already sounding the alarm, the warehouses are emptying, because despite the "cheerful reports on the success of import substitution", there is no such "substitution" at all, as there is no free, cheap credit money for organizing this "substitution" "because of the credit blockade of his country organized by" our "(in quotes) Central Bank.
  18. Belousov
    Belousov 16 February 2016 10: 13 New
    The feeling that in a children's sandbox, if only to spoil a little absolutely not thinking about the consequences fool
  19. Mark68
    Mark68 16 February 2016 10: 18 New
    Again, it is clear that this is a well-planned action: at first, for some reason, the Ministry of Transport with Poland could not agree (and then it was already necessary to guess everything, and our officials were not even scolded for this, like water off a duck's back - Poland is to blame). Now adversary pravosekam gave the command to end the final blockade of Russia from Europe. Although the right-wing people live according to the principle - the main thing is that I do not have a horse, but that the neighbor's horse is dead. But the horse is really going to die soon. The transport blockade of Russia from Europe has already been implemented with the usual simple two-way! If our officials from the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hope that this is not for long, then their naivety can only amaze them. Well, how much you can! Sanctions look like little flowers, now the real blockade of Russia has begun. So soon they will take up the railway transport. And the problem "with a window to Europe" here can be finally solved only in the same way as with gas - through the Baltic and the Black Sea. (feel like history repeats itself, just like Peter 1). To abandon the entire merchant fleet to transport goods from Europe to Europe. It is clear that it can be expensive and costly, but this is an economic war. And you no longer have to save here. A matter of principle. The only way.
    1. 97110
      97110 16 February 2016 14: 09 New
      Quote: Mark68
      Throw the entire merchant fleet for cargo transportation from Europe - to Europe.

      Whole is what? There is practically no Russian merchant fleet. For example, ships with the home port of Pen-Pnom sail under the flag of Russia. It doesn't matter that the crew is Russian, and the shipowner's surname is also Russian. He is a capitalist. I already wrote that I touched upon the issue of transportation to Crimea. There is no fleet! The shipowners are afraid that the market will be closed for them. As they were afraid at one time to go to Israel - then you will not go to the Arabian under the threat of losing the ship. So only Varyag will be able to quit, and he is busy in Syria. As a result, we have: the President said "import substitution". The government did not scratch itself as usual. Immediately, the maxim was drawn, measures were taken to compel the subordination of Russian officials who do not obey the Russian President. Pay attention as usual.
    2. iouris
      iouris 16 February 2016 15: 46 New
      Perhaps Polish carriers are unwilling to introduce Russian space traffic control technologies. As far as I understand, the Ministry of Transport plans to introduce technologies using GLONASS and equipment on board. This will require the adoption of the relevant UNECE Regulation. UNECE is still "studying". The fact is that the tachograph market is monopolized by several firms, it seems, Austrian and Swiss. These are not space powers. If GLONASS is introduced, their business will burn out. So what is happening is not a "cold war", but a fierce "battle for the harvest."
      Khokhlov raped here.
  20. Performance
    Performance 16 February 2016 10: 20 New
    Quote: Sensatus
    And in the end, as usual, Ukrainians themselves will suffer. This story has already begun to be called "Putin's multi-move".
    I wonder how, in the end, will bring such an explosive combination of the stupidity and patience of our neighbors?

    Mnogohodovka is a good thing, but often has unpredictable end results - it would be nice to understand from whose side the mnogohodovka started earlier?

    For me, this is a classic trick of economic and political judo from Putin. On the one hand, the chain is clear, at first, following the tips of the liberals, they rushed with Plato and truckers, as with one of the passionate groups. Now truckers have actually been taken hostage. What they wanted to achieve - another unstable social group. The deterioration of the situation in the country. Unpleasant.

    What is outside, of course there are much more levels, but one of them - blocked transit through Ukraine and Poland ... More precisely, the opposite. And what we don’t see right away - the ports where the goods flow will belong to the friends of the GDP, the roads (and Plato will control it to make it unprofitable), along which these goods will then be transported - the Don highway to the Novorossiysk port and the toll Leningradka to Ust-Luga, to whom belong ... a rhetorical question. And it seems they wanted Putin to do worse!

    But from the point of view of multi-move, the friends of GDP are in profit, and for this they turn a blind eye to the emergence of another unstable social group of former and offended truckers, which was what the organizers sought from the other side. By the way, the rest of "us" are somehow unhappy with all this.
    TARAS BULBA 16 February 2016 10: 44 New
    ",,, Putin's multi-way with trucks

    The smartest skaklaks have already guessed that this multi-path is Putin's next plan. Watch your hands:

    And Russia is introducing a specific procedure for processing transit goods from the EU. There is no ban that you - you just need to import goods through Belarus, and supply seals with GLONASS. A seal with GLONASS is such an unpleasant thing that fixes the real route of the cargo, and “losing” it in Russia becomes problematic for the carrier. In general, the business contrabass of the Poles was covered.

    Transit wagons - just as predictably - broke through Ukraine. And here those who the developers of the multi-step designate terpils - skakly enter into business.

    At first, useful fools from PS block the transit of GOODS ALREADY PAID FOR EU to this EU - moreover, lawlessness is filmed and broadcast on TV channels, about any compliance with procedures and agreements (which Ukraine has signed, including by signing the notorious “association” with the EU ) no longer speaks. The EU, of course, Ukraine will be fined and kicked in every way for this lawlessness.

    “European companies buy conditionally red caviar in the Russian Federation, pay, load on Russian wagons, and here we do not allow these (already European) goods. This can lead to the fact that Europe will sue us, and the business of the same Italy or Germany will put pressure on their governments to lift the sanctions from Russia, ”commented the situation on Ukrainian economist Alexander Okhrimenko.

    As if in response to this chaos, the Russian Federation generally closes the transit of Ukrainian trucks - and not only to Russia, but to all of Asia (they still let it into Kazakhstan - but with customs clearance through Belarus and seals at GLONASS). Ukraine minus commodity circulation, Asia is forced to take similar goods in Russia or through Russian carriers - Russia plus.

    And here the referendum arrived in Holland, according to the confirmation of the association of the ruins with the EU. What do you think - what do the Dutch vote when all the newspapers and TV are clogged with messages about how Ruin is blocking goods going to Europe? The result was already slightly predictable - and now, with such reinforcement, it is becoming almost reinforced concrete.

    “Losses (tens of millions of hryvnias per month) will be borne by the budget from not receiving income from excise taxes on fuel, Ukrainians working at gas stations and roadside shops will not receive salaries. If the Russian trucker passes through the territory of Ukraine about 600 kilometers, then he buys almost 250 liters of fuel from us. Now that the Russian trucks have ceased to be allowed into Poland, Ukraine has a unique chance to earn extra money on them (this is thousands of trucks per day). But in the event of a blockade, Russia can do the same, ”said the former Deputy Minister of Transport of Ukraine, Alexander Kava.

    Russia did the same. The only difference is that Russia has not signed an association with the EU, and it does not have such obligations for the transit of European goods as Ukraine. Therefore, Russia acts within the framework of the rule of law and treaties, and Ukraine - beyond this framework, and the EU will certainly take this opportunity to roll Ukraine with regular loans and “visa-free regimes”.

    In general, to think that by blocking the transit of Russian trucks to Europe, Ukraine will be able to harm Russia - only people with the globe of Ukraine in their head could. Nevertheless, normal people perfectly imagine the map of Europe:

    It is obvious from it that goods are easily transported to the EU and back by sea - across the Baltic and the Black Sea, respectively to northern and southern Europe. The ports of Ust-Luga and Hamburg, Novorossiysk and Constantsa sincerely applaud the chubaty fools who have provided the loading of the recently idle fleet of container ships and ferries ,,, "
    1. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat 16 February 2016 16: 12 New
      Nobody is talking about any such "seals with GLONASS". This is nonsense. Poles and other "non-Russians" have long had waybills with GPS routing and they are checked when they come back. Ours simply increased the duty for heavy-duty trucks with "non-Russian registration" and introduced "quotas". This is the whole "plug"
  22. mpzss
    mpzss 16 February 2016 11: 27 New
    A new twist in history!
    Sorry, that a little off topic, I just can not help but share the information I read on the Internet!
    The tragic events of 1237 by 1240 that led to the actual destruction of Kievan Rus, despite all their tragedy, developed a little differently than Moscow historians describe them. The invasion did not have the character of a tsunami, but rather it was very selective.
    But first, let's look at the most important facts specially omitted (forgotten) by Moscow mythologists:
    The first fact, which is very important in order to understand this issue, relates to the composition of the army of Genghis Khan: it was international and consisted at the time of the invasion of Russia mainly from the Bulgars, who after the occupation of their territory were given the choice: to die or continue to exist in the ranks of the Horde.
    The second very important fact: the Mongols were mostly Orthodox and they went to Russia, largely due to the fact that the Kiev Russian Church was, according to the opinion of Constantinople, non-canonical - heretical, because Byzantium did not pay a percentage for God.
    Third, Byzantium persuaded the Chingizids to go on a crusade to the West precisely against the Gentiles, since, with all due respect, the wealth of western cities and population density were not equal to the East and it was more economically more expedient to capture it.
    Mongol selectivity
    It was because of different religions that the Mongols destroyed some Russians with unprecedented cruelty, and brought others closer and led the army.

    This nonsense was published by http: // ...
    And yet, what do they smoke there !?
  23. vladim.gorbunow
    vladim.gorbunow 16 February 2016 11: 38 New
    There are Klaipeda and Finnish ferries to Germany. The media are talking about huge lines at them. And where is the Kaliningrad ferry to Rostock or Lubeck?
  24. brasist
    brasist 16 February 2016 11: 43 New
    These p-i-benders of Bendery on our wagons draw their yellow - flea flea on St. George ribbons, jackals ...
  25. triglav
    triglav 16 February 2016 11: 54 New
    These clowns lose loot on everything. And the loot is free. Well, that’s what they need.
  26. Mercenary
    Mercenary 16 February 2016 12: 44 New
    I think that TEMPORARILY it is necessary to agree to the predatory conditions of the Poles, then dill will strangle itself with envy and anger! They will understand in their own skin (what to do for you? But the neighbor will get twice as much) how to spoil the neighbors' doors and they will not forgive the Poles to sue them! Geschrop of Geyropa!
  27. iouris
    iouris 16 February 2016 12: 53 New
    The economy of this issue is secondary. Primary - medieval robbery. They react differently to robbery. In the absence of an adequate response, goods will be confiscated or destroyed. Ahead is a complete gap in transport communications with the West through Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland. This is a consequence of dissatisfaction with the rules for the carriage of goods through the territory of the Russian Federation, primarily from Poland.
  28. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 16 February 2016 13: 00 New
    The opposition is actively trying to play any card of discontent in Russia. Only the situation with "Plato", which they actively promoted, calmed down. The authorities made concessions. They supported the hubbub over the booths in Moscow. Now truckers again. Oppositionists of all stripes are there. Does this remind you of the situation with the Czechoslovakian copus in 1918?
  29. xomaNN
    xomaNN 16 February 2016 13: 05 New
    Using uk. puppeteers once again "Makhnovists-Nazis" with the correct presentation of the fact of helplessness and chaos in governing the country in the foreign media - this will be a strong "uk. shot in his own foot - SAMOSTREL drinks
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  31. square
    square 16 February 2016 13: 08 New
    I sat, read the article, comments ... Suddenly it became so boring. Yes, let them cook there in their juice, let them do whatever they want, let them experiment on themselves. If the people have gone mad, how to explain to a fool that he is? Better to move away from him and keep an eye out so that he does not bite others. They will come to themselves, they will want to eat, they will turn themselves (as if shame will not eat up their eyes). Do not go there, have no business at all. What business is with them, only matters concerning Donetsk and Lugansk regions. I just want to say in the words of Dorenko: "You go to f ... y, brothers."
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 16 February 2016 15: 08 New
      Quote: square
      I sat, read the article, comments ... Suddenly it became so boring. Yes, let them cook there in their juice, let them do whatever they want, let them experiment on themselves. If the people have gone mad, how to explain to a fool that he is? Better to move away from him and keep an eye out so that he does not bite others. They will come to themselves, they will want to eat, they will turn themselves (as if shame will not eat up their eyes). Do not go there, have no business at all. What business is with them, only matters concerning Donetsk and Lugansk regions. I just want to say in the words of Dorenko: "You go to f ... y, brothers."

      We all are already bored with this circus with horses, but, alas, Svidomo kill people, and their national idea is to spoil us in the mess, which they usually do. Or at the behest of good uncles from across the ocean, and when there is no beacon, they begin to suffer from autonomous creativity, as now with wagons.
      By the way, it seems that Tyagnibok had a certificate of "mental retardation" in school? Still, no feeder got after the Maidan .. Life was not successful, you know .. The only thing left is that it is absurd to call the same ZPR.
      1. square
        square 16 February 2016 15: 32 New
        Maybe they have a virus there? So all the more away from them.
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 16 February 2016 15: 47 New
          Quote: square
          Maybe they have a virus there? So all the more away from them.

          Svidomo virus. It attacks the first time you put on an embroidered shirt. Symptoms - a sharp and rapid decline in intelligence, delusional obsessions, imaginary friends abroad, a complete lack of self-criticism, extreme aggressiveness, the complete collapse of creative activity.

          Basically, I described many of the symptoms of the mentally ill. And for some reason everyone refers to Ukraine. I don’t even know how it happened))
  32. Zolotse
    Zolotse 16 February 2016 13: 09 New
    Ukroina has undertaken increased obligations at a record pace to become a zone of exclusion, a plagued, unpredictable territory. Even if the blockade is lifted, the glory will walk for a long time.
  33. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 16 February 2016 14: 22 New
    Quote: iouris
    The economy of this issue is secondary.

    Question to an expert on economics:
    -How would you figuratively assess the state of the Ukrainian economy: is the glass half full or half empty?
    - It seems to me that he was stolen yesterday!
  34. fix
    fix 16 February 2016 14: 55 New
    Along the way, the task of marginalizing the population of Ukraine continues to be addressed. It is easier to manage ruined and unemployed than having income independent of the puppeteers.
    1. Klos
      Klos 16 February 2016 18: 45 New
      It’s for the time being, for a while. It can jerk if the pressure doesn’t release :-)
  35. aud13
    aud13 16 February 2016 19: 14 New
    There are problems for transport companies, of course. It is necessary to adapt, possible exits, registration (purchase) of transport companies to dummies in Belarus (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, etc.), given the rental of existing vehicles in Russia, registration of it in the country where the driver is hired (possibly Russian ) and forward with new state signs on the old routes.
    You have to be trickier.
  36. PValery53
    PValery53 16 February 2016 21: 18 New
    Well, the Ukrovskiy Natsiks are unaware: Russia will "drive around" Urkaina, Urkaina Russia - well, no way!
  37. 39GB
    39GB 16 February 2016 21: 24 New
    The fact that Ukrainians are stupid people is so clear. And ours are not much better. Sanctions were needed to remember about agriculture. Maybe now they will remember about car ferries. The line from Ust-Luga to Sassnitz and Warnemuende will be organized.
  38. R0B0T
    R0B0T 17 February 2016 03: 31 New
    Quote: Voha_krim
    The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation has agreed on additional ferries in the Kaliningrad region for the transport of trucks to Europe bypassing Poland. “Today we have found a compromise solution in terms of launching two new ferries that will run from Kaliningrad to Germany,” commented Tsukanov. “This will differentiate flows, and the Poles will, of course, lose money. If this is not settled further, two more will be launched. ferry, and we will not need to travel through Poland, on the contrary, we will save fuel ", - added the head of the Kaliningrad region

    Sea freight and ferries, including including need to be increased in any case. In addition to transport independence, it is also cheaper.
  39. Ozhogin Dmitry
    Ozhogin Dmitry 17 February 2016 08: 22 New
    To block the path of Ukrainian ships through the Kerch Strait to Mariupol, through which about 30% of the maritime trade of ukrins goes, then the Nazis will sing, trash. No brains, no skills ...
  40. Ozhogin Dmitry
    Ozhogin Dmitry 17 February 2016 08: 24 New
    To block the path of Ukrainian ships through the Kerch Strait to Mariupol, through which about 30% of the maritime trade of ukrins goes, then the Nazis will sing, trash. No brains, no skills ...
  41. dvg1959
    dvg1959 20 February 2016 20: 12 New
    "Only the Universe and human stupidity are endless, although I have doubts about the first" - Albert Einstein.