Poland will close its borders to Russian and Belarusian trucks

(CNN) — Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski signed an order on Monday to suspend cargo transport from Russian and Belarusian vehicles along the border with Belarus.

The order was published on the website of the Polish Ministry of Interior and Administration.

“Border transportation of goods at the border crossings of the Republic of Belarus will be suspended for trucks, tractors, trailers, semi-trailers and sets of trucks registered in the Republic of Belarus or the territory of the Russian Federation,” the statement said. Order.

The order will remain in effect from June 1 “until further notice”.

Earlier this Monday, Kaminsky announced on Twitter that he had decided to “add 365 Belarusian citizens to the sanctions list, freeze the financial and economic resources of 20 companies and 16 individuals primarily associated with Russian capital.” Among them are “159 members of parliament from Belarus”.

They will be barred from entering Poland and other countries in the Schengen zone, and their assets will be frozen, the Polish government announced on its website on Monday.

“Other members of parliament are already included in the Polish sanctions list. Therefore, the sanctions already apply to all members of the Belarusian parliament,” the announcement read.

According to the Polish government, the decision was taken “in connection with the confirmation of a harsh verdict in the case of repressions by the Belarusian authorities against political opponents of the regime of Andrzej Poczobut and Alexander Lukashenko.”

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