Slovak carriers lift halt on cargo crossing at border with Ukraine
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Slovak transporters have unblocked for an indefinite period the movement of trucks entering Slovakia at the Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod checkpoint, the press service of the State Border Service reports.

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Since the end of the blockade, as of 9:00 a.m. on Friday, almost 60 trucks have been registered for departure from Ukraine through the Uzhhorod checkpoint, and another 1,065 are in the electronic queue for departure from Ukraine.

The gradual lifting of the blockade on the border with Slovakia began on Wednesday evening.

Instead of letting through three or four vehicles per hour, as was the case at the beginning of the blockade, 24 trucks crossed the border early yesterday morning and went through registration on the Slovak side.

Carriers from the UNAS haulers association resumed the protest at the Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod checkpoint on Monday. They blocked the movement of trucks leaving Ukraine, but did not prevent movement from Slovakia. The passenger route was working as usual.

For the first time, a protester from UNAS blocked the Vyšné Nemecké checkpoint on December 1. He demanded to cancel the agreement between the EU and Ukraine on "transport visa-free regime". The protest lasted until the evening of December 4.

Vyšné Nemecké is the only vehicle point for cargo passage on this section of the border.

On Monday, Poland unblocked the largest of the blocked checkpoints in Dorohusk. The next one could be Hrebenne.