MINSK, 30 November (BelTA) - The number of trucks, waiting at the Belarusian checkpoints to enter the EU, continues to grow, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee of Belarus.
“Last night, only two of the nine European checkpoints on the border with Belarus fulfilled the agreements on the clearance of freight transport. Lithuania remains the busiest route. For example, only 249 trucks entered the EU through the Medininkai checkpoint [Kamenny Log on Belarus' side], which is half the capacity of this border crossing,” the committee said.
There are also a lot of trucks waiting to enter Poland. “Due to the closure of the Kuznica Bialostocka checkpoint, Poland has significantly reduced throughput capacity along its border. Despite the fact that transport entered the EU through the Latvian border crossings without delays over the past 24 hours, there are lines of trucks in this direction,” the committee said.
Belarus cleared trucks without delays, which can be proved by the absence of queues at the entrance to Belarus.
As of 10:00 on 30 November, more than 450 haulers were queuing at the Belarus-Latvia border at the Grigorovshchina checkpoint and over 460 at Urbany.
More than 230 trucks were waiting to cross the border with Lithuania at the Vidzy checkpoint, 400 at Kotlovka, more than 620 at Kamenny Log, over 700 at Benyakoni, and more than 500 at Privalka.
Over 700 haulers were waiting to cross the Belarus-Poland border at the Berestovitsa checkpoint, and more than 500 at Kozlovichi.