The Union of Road Hauliers of Slovakia (UNAS) has stated that it is ready to completely block the Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod checkpoint border crossing if the permit system for Ukrainian truckers is not cancelled, although the union is aware that the path to solving the problem is not easy.
Quote: "That is why UNAS remains in a state of readiness for a strike, and if there is no other alternative to resolve the situation, UNAS is ready to block the Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod border crossing in both directions completely."
Details: The hauliers thanked the Minister of Transport of Slovakia, Jozef Raž, for raising the issue of the cancellation of the permit system for Ukrainian transporters and its impact on Slovak road transport in Brussels.
"We would also like to thank him for meeting with UNAS representatives on Thursday, 7 December, where we will also discuss the impact of this situation and seek solutions to change it," the statement said.
- The blockade of the Uzhhorod-Vyšné Nemecké checkpoint on the border with Slovakia was suspended on 5 December.
- Earlier, the European Commission said that it is against the resumption of the system of issuing permits for Ukrainian hauliers, as demanded by Polish border protesters.
- On 1 December, Slovak carriers started blocking the traffic of lorries trying to cross the Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod checkpoint.
- At the same time, the blockade of Polish carriers has been ongoing since 6 November, its key demand is to return the permit system for Ukrainian carriers.