Kyiv to limit entry of trucks due to traffic jams
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The Kyiv city military administration on Tuesday said it would restrict the entry of trucks for the first time since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion last February.

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The measure, due to enter into force on 20 September, is supposed to help deal with traffic jams in Kyiv during rush hours.

"It is difficult for people to get to work and for special transport to reach their destinations," the Kyiv city military administration said in a statement.

"It was decided to restrict the entry of large vehicles into the capital during peak hours in the morning from 7:00 to 10:00 and in the evening from 17:00 to 20:00, starting from 20 September."

Temporary restrictions on the entry of trucks into Kyiv were introduced before, for example, in the summer, but not due to traffic jams.

Serhii Popko, the head of the Kyiv city military administration, asked truck drivers to "make allowances" for the restrictions.

"The ban on entry during peak hours has existed in Kyiv before, even before the full-scale invasion," he was quoted as saying.

Before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Kyiv had been one of the top three cities in the world with the worst traffic jams.