The transport ministers of the Baltic States and Poland are calling on the European Union to ban the transportation of goods by road to Russia and Belarus, as well as the transportation of goods from these countries on roads in EU countries.

This was announced by Lithuania’s Minister of Transport of Marius Skuodis, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency. He added that they were also calling on EU countries to ban Russian and Belarusian ships from ports throughout the EU.

"Today, I signed the joint appeal to the EU authorities and other counterparts by the three transport ministers of the Baltic States and Poland, calling for a pan-European ban on transportation to/from Russia and Belarus by road in addition to banning ships from entering EU ports," Skuodis said.

"EU action is needed here and now. We hope that EU heads of state and government, who met in Brussels on Thursday, will have no doubts," Skuodis added.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, a petition demanding that Poland’s prime minister block deliveries to Russia by road and immediately close freight border crossings with Belarus and Russia has been filed in Poland.