Ukraine’s National Police has published a map with transit routes for heavy vehicles from Russia.

According to the map, Russian trucks can enter Ukraine from the Russian Federation in only two ways: from Hoptivka and Bachivsk.

This circumstance is notable for the fact that Ukrainian trucks cannot use these border crossings for transportation of transit goods through Russia to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Russia introduced the relevant restriction on 1 January 2016 not only for trucks, but also for trains.

According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, this was one of the reasons for the 38.3% reduction in the volume of export of goods from Ukraine to countries in Central/East Asia in 2016, compared to 2015. Ukraine has appealed to the WTO over the Russian transit restrictions.