02 March 2016, 08:50

In Moscow, truckers from Volgograd stop their protest action against "Platon" system

Truck drivers from the Volgograd Region have left the parking lot in the area of Teply Stan in Moscow, where they took part in the strike against the "Platon" system.

On February 20, Russian truckers launched a new 10-day-long campaign against the "Platon" system. They state that they will not resume work and will not take orders until March 1. According to organizers, the protest action covers truckers from 45 regions of Russia.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that truck drivers from the Volgograd and Rostov Regions and from Dagestan supported the all-Russian truckers' strike against the "Platon" system. According to organizers, the protest action was joined by truck drivers from 45 regions of Russia.

"In Teply Stan, we have spent a week in the camp on the parking lot of the shopping centre," the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by Alexander Aboimov, a participant of the protest action. And he continued: "We have shown that we continue to fight."

According to him, "the government resolution on extension of benefits fails to completely solve the problem." "We stand for the complete abolition of the system 'Platon'. And the resolution is just a half-measure adopted in order not to aggravate the situation," Alexander Aboimov believes.

The "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was informed by Roman Andronov, a founder of the Union of Carriers and Entrepreneurs of the Volgograd Region, that on February 17 and 18, as a part of their action, the protestors also held "a meeting with representatives of 43 regions to create the All-Russian Association of Carriers."

"I believe that truckers are moving in the right direction, and I wish them success," the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by Ilya Shablinsky, a member of the Human Rights Council under the President of Russia. And he added: "They are creating a united powerful organization, and this strike was a test of their strength."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tatiana Filimonova; Source: CK correspondent

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