MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – Since 26 September, the number of trucks waiting to enter the EU has doubled, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee.
The main reason for the long queues is the failure of the neighboring countries to fulfill the bilateral agreements on traffic clearance.
The largest number of trucks has accumulated in front of the Polish checkpoint Bobrowniki (Berestovitsa on the Belarusian side) where only 29% of the standard number of trucks was cleared.
On 27 September, the Latvian services cleared the average of 59% of trucks at the Paternieki checkpoint (Grigorovshchina on the Belarusian side) and the Silene checkpoint (Urbany on the Belarusian side).
Passenger vehicles also had to queue to enter Europe through the Polish checkpoints Terespol (Brest on the Belarusian side), Bobrowniki (Berestovitsa on the Belarusian side) and the Lithuanian checkpoint Raigardas (Privalka on the Belarusian side). The neighboring services let in 39%, 47% and 70% of the standard number of vehicles.