Poland, Russia reach interim freight transport deal
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland and Russia have struck a temporary deal on permits for hauliers following a deadlock in which each country denied entry to lorries from the other.
After lengthy talks, the deal was reached in Moscow, following a stalemate lasting almost three weeks.
The PAP news agency reported that the two countries would each hand out 20,000 permits valid until April 15 to the other.
The authorities in Warsaw had accused Moscow of drastically cutting back on permits in order to eliminate foreign competition from the Russian market.
Politicians in Moscow had blamed Poland for the stalemate, claiming that Warsaw wanted an excessive number of permits for travel through Russia.
Ukraine and Russia also imposed a mutual ban. (pk)