Truck drivers blocked traffic on the highway leading to the Kerch ferry, which connects Russia with the annexed Crimea, in the Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation on the evening of February 16.
This resulted in a congestion of 5 km.
According to eyewitnesses, long waiting periods to load on ferry became the reason for the truck drivers’ protest.
Additional police forces were mustered to the place. The local authorities held talks with the truck drivers resulted in lifting of the blockade.
The congestion of vehicles at the Kerch ferry arose due to the lower capacity caused by the ice formation in the Kerch Strait. A queue of about one thousand trucks is now formed on the Russia side of the Kerch Strait. Loading time is 98 hours.