26 Feb 2024 11:59

Ukraine approves opening of new road checkpoint on border with Hungary

MOSCOW. Feb 26 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has approved the opening of a new passenger vehicle checkpoint, Bolshaya Palad - Nagyhodos, on the border with Hungary, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said.

"Today the government decides to open a new checkpoint on the border with Hungary. This is the Bolshaya Palad - Nagyhodos border checkpoint. It will operate for passenger vehicles, and it will help reduce queues and speed up border crossing for our citizens," Ukrainian media quoted Shmygal as saying at a visiting government meeting in the Lvov region last Friday.

Additionally, the government has agreed that the operations of another checkpoint on the border with Hungary, Luzhanka - Beregsurany, will be expanded, Shmygal said.

"Now empty trucks without weight restrictions will be able to leave the country across it, as well as passenger and cargo vehicles with a maximum weight of up to 7.5 tonnes will be able to travel through it. This is a definite success of our policy of new pragmatism in relations with Hungary," he said.