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VILNIUS, February 22. /TASS/. Lithuania’s border control reports no lines of trucks waiting to cross the Lithuanian border with Belarus
"At our border crossing stations about 15 trucks are waiting to pass control and enter Belarus," the authority’s representative Rimintas Shatkauskas told TASS on Monday.
Meanwhile lines remain at the border with the Russian westernmost Kaliningrad region. About 130 heavy trucks are on the line, where the forecasted waiting time is about 22 hours. At another station, drivers of 30 trucks will have to wait 6 hours before they cross the border with Russia.
Earlier on Monday, Belarusian border committee reported a tense situation at the border with Lithuania, where about 700 heavy trucks are waiting on lines.
On February 1, expired permissions for cargo transportation between Russia and Poland. The sides failed to reach a new agreement, thus truck drivers from both countries now cannot cross the border. Besides the Baltic route, Russian drivers have chosen the route to Ukraine and further on to Hungary, Slovakia and so forth. The trucks, heading for the West, use the Klaipeda port. The cargo from Poland for Russia is delivered to Lithuania, where it is reloaded onto trucks with Russian plates. Lithuanian companies do not deny the temporary closed transit between Russia and Poland turned out to bring big revenues to the country.
On February 19, Russia and Poland had the fifth round of talks, where at last they reached certain agreements. The countries exchange 20,000 permissions per every party, which will be valid through April 15. Before the deadline, the countries will continue the talks to agree on quotas for the rest of the year.