Baltic, Polish PMs call on EU to ban Russian road freight

  • 2022-03-24
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Baltic and Polish prime ministers on Thursday called on the European Union to ban road freight to and from to and from Russia and Belarus, as well as to prevent their ships from entering EU ports.

The four prime minister issued a joint appeal to EU leaders to step up pressure on Russia and its collaborator Belarus, the Lithuanian government press office said.

"As the transport sector is by its very nature international, we believe that measures on both modes of transport need to be adopted simultaneously at the EU level in order to be truly effective," the statement reads.

Such measures would further limit Russia's ability to support aggression in Ukraine, the premiers believe.

In response to Russia's attack on Ukraine, the EU and other Western countries closed their airspace to Russian planes.