OREANDA-NEWS Ukraine and the European Commission have extended the validity of the transport visa for a year with its automatic extension until 2025. The agreement allows for cargo transportation by road without special permission, said the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal.

He noted that during the year and a half of the agreement, Ukraine exported 48 percent more goods to the territory of the European Union than in the same period before its signing, and imports increased by 44 percent.

"We are grateful to our European partners for their support and solidarity. We are taking another important step towards integration into the economic space of a united Europe as a prerequisite for EU membership," Shmygal wrote.

In early June, Polish farmers blocked the movement of trucks at the Rava-Russian checkpoint on the border with Ukraine. According to the State Border Service, the protesters completely blocked the exit from Ukraine for trucks. 12 trucks with ordinary goods are allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine within 12 hours, as well as four trucks with humanitarian aid per hour.