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Russia and Poland Compromise on Truck Dispute

Russia and Poland have agreed to extend a transition period between agreements on freight traffic until April 15, Poland's Infrastructure Ministry deputy head Jerzy Schmidt said, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday.

“We will continue these negotiations which are important not only for transport, but also for the economies of Russia and Poland,” he said.

Experts from both countries will discuss a new agreement in the hope of finding a joint solution by mid-April.

Previous cargo transportation agreements between the two counties expired on Feb. 1. As a result, all automotive cargo transportation between two countries stopped.

Many Russian trucks began using Ukraine as a transit country, but Ukrainian activists began to block heavy trucks with Russian number plates in Ukraine's western Zakarpattia region.

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