6 May 2022 16:52

Ukraine, Poland agree on permission-free passage of trucks carrying fuel

KYIV. May 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry and the Polish Infrastructure and Development Ministry have agreed to scrap permissions for all transport operators engaged in international fuel transportation, the Ukrainian ministry's press service said on Friday.

The ministry described the situation on the domestic fuel market as critical.

"The Infrastructure Ministry's goal in these conditions is to completely liberalize international cargo transportation to resolve this problem. The new rules have already taken effect, and both Ukrainian and Polish transport operators can take advantage of them," Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov was quoted as saying.

The countries will continue working on streamlining cargo transportation and developing as simple and understandable rules as possible for transport operators carrying cargo essential for Ukraine, he said.

To be entitled to permission-free entrance to Polish territory, fuel carriers have to undergo registration by filling in a special form no later than 24 hours prior to crossing the border.

As was reported earlier, Ukraine and Poland had also agreed in April to increase the amount of Ukrainian goods exported to the European Union and the global market via Europe by rail. In particular, the two countries plan to establish a joint logistics company to this end.