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MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has discussed the issue of transit shipments from Ukraine to Kazakhstan though the Russian territory over the phone with his counterpart from Kazakhstan Karim Massimov, the government official website reported Tuesday.
"Dmitry Medvedev and Karim Massimov touched upon the issue of transit shipments from Ukraine to Kazakhstan via Russia," he report said.
"The schedule of coming contacts as well as urgent issues related to bilateral trade and economic cooperation have been discussed," the government reported.
On Monday, the trucking issue in Russia and Ukraine was discussed at a meeting of Russian Prime Minister and his deputies. On February 12, radically-minded Ukrainian activists in the area of Mokrany-Domanovo blocked entry into Ukraine to trucks with Russian license plates and the license plates of other countries carrying Russian goods. A day earlier, a group of activists, including former participants in the military crackdown in Donbass, launched a similar protest action to upset the transit of Russian heavy trucks. They set up two road blocks in the area of village Nizhniye Vorota.
On February 14, Russia suspended transit of Ukrainian trucks through Russia in response to those actions. On Monday, Ukrainian government official announced suspension of transit of Ukrainian trucks through Russia, and of Russian trucks through Ukraine. Prime Minister Medvedev requested to sort out the situation and assume all necessary measures.