The blockade of the Uzhhorod-Vyšné Nemecké checkpoint on the border with Slovakia has been suspended, and lorries are moving through the checkpoint as usual.
Source: Serhii Derkach, Deputy Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, on Facebook, reported by European Pravda
Quote from Derkach: "We continue to work with our Slovak counterparts to prevent further protests."
Details: He added that the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine is conducting "a lot of non-public work and communication with partners" to preserve transport visa-free travel.
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that as of the morning of 5 December, there were 625 trucks waiting in queue in Slovakia to enter Ukraine.
- Earlier, the European Commission said it opposed the resumption of the system of issuing permits for Ukrainian hauliers, as demanded by Polish and Slovak border protesters.
- On the afternoon of 1 December, Slovak hauliers began the announced blockade of truck traffic at a checkpoint near Uzhhorod.
- Earlier, the Association of Slovak Hauliers announced an indefinite blockade of the checkpoint, starting on 1 December, with the same demands as the Polish border blockers.
- At the same time, the blockade by Polish hauliers has been going on since 6 November, with its key demand being to return the permit system for Ukrainian hauliers.