Trucks still line up at Latvia-Russia border for days

As of Sunday, July 17, morning, around 850 trucks were standing in line at the border point of Terehova between Latvia and Russia, according to information published by the State Revenue Service (VID), LETA reported.

Between Saturday and Sunday morning, 133 goods vehicles crossed the line at this border post. The expected waiting time for trucks on the border is 153 hours, or more than six days.

At the Grebņeva border crossing point with Russia, there are around 400 trucks and around 80 pass through in 24 hours. Here, too, the waiting time is around six days.

The Latvian-Belarus border line is significantly smaller. At the Pāternieki point, 150 trucks are waiting for their turn, and 200 in Silene.

According to LETA, customs still encounter attempts to import banned goods although the transitional period is over. Irina Golubeva, deputy supervisor of the Customs Control Point of Terehova and Zilupe, was quoted saying that carriers try to take banned goods, like wood products, paints, furniture, alcohol, and luxury items, in both directions.

As reported earlier by LSM, the long lines on the border appeared after the imposition of sanctions on Russia, and the situation is more or less stable in that the lines are not getting smaller.

 

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