RIGA - As activists in Poland continued to block trucks going to Belarus and Russia this past weekend, long truck queues at the Latvian-Russian and Latvian-Belarusian borders have formed, according to the State Revenue Service (SRS) and the Road Transport Directorate.
According to SRS data, 90 trucks with an estimated border crossing time of 24 hours were waiting in line at the Grebneva customs control point on the Latvian-Russian border on Tuesday morning, and 230 trucks with an estimated border crossing time of 34 hours at the Terehova border crossing.
Just last week, there was no queue on the Latvian side at Grebneva, but 20-30 trucks were in line in Terehova.
According to SRS data, 95 trucks with an estimated border crossing time of 14.3 hours are waiting in line at the Paternieki customs control point on the Latvian-Belarusian border on Tuesday morning, and 120 trucks with an estimated border crossing time of 24 hours were waiting at the Silene customs control point.
There were no queues at Paternieki at the beginning of last week, but it gradually increased by the end of the week, while in Silene there were no queues in the middle of last week.
The Road Transport Directorate informed that in the direction from Russia at Grebneva the queue take about 24 hours, at Terehova - an average of 30 hours, in the direction from Belarus at Silene - an average of 30 hours, and at Paternieki - 24 hours.