The new penalty fee, which doubles the price, should be charged at least from trucks registered in Poland.
The Russian Duma is considering a proposal according to which Polish truckers will have to pay 1.5-2 times more for diesel refueled from Russia than others, reports the newspaper Izvestiza.
A similar clause is already in use in Belarus, where the rule in question applies to “all European transport operators”.
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– Europeans fill their tanks in Russia and go back. After that, they sell fuel to earn extra money, Yevgeny Moskvitsev, chairman of the Duma’s transport committee, justifies the double payment being prepared.
According to Izvestiza, the refueling tax would also be a retaliatory strike against Poland’s recent decision to confiscate the real estate of the Russian embassy in Warsaw.