Ukraine signed “transport visa-free” with the EU

The agreement eliminates the need for carriers to obtain appropriate permits for bilateral and transit transportation to the EU states.

Ukraine has taken another step towards de facto membership in the European Union / Photo from UNIAN
Ukraine has taken another step towards de facto membership in the European Union / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine and the European Union have signed an agreement on freight transport by road .

This was reported by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.play video

“It cancels the need for carriers to obtain appropriate permits for bilateral and transit transportation to the EU states and avoids stopping the export of Ukrainian products through automobile checkpoints,” the report says.

According to the Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov, in this way Ukraine has taken another step towards actual membership in the European Union.

“We managed to agree on the conclusion of this agreement as soon as possible – the negotiations started last fall. Understanding the difficult logistical situation in Ukraine, due to the blockade of seaports and damage to the transport infrastructure, European colleagues synchronously moved towards us and significantly accelerated the process of agreeing on the deal,” The minister is quoted by the press service.

The Ministry of Infrastructure added that the agreement provides for measures to simplify the recognition of driver’s documents. From now on, Ukraine and the EU exempt the holders of driver’s licenses issued by one of the parties from the requirement to have an international driving licence.

“The term of the agreement is 1 year with the possibility of prolongation, and temporarily comes into force from today. The agreement will work on a permanent basis after the completion of all ratification procedures,” the statement says.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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  1. Good! This will certainly ease logistics between Ukraine and the EU. This is also a positive step for arms deliveries, I gather.

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