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Kubrakov: The blockade of transport at the Polish border will have severe socio-political consequences for both countries

19 Feb, 2024
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Kubrakov: The blockade of transport at the Polish border will have severe socio-political consequences for both countries

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The Minister of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure, Olexander Kubrakov, held urgent negotiations with the head of Poland's National Security Bureau, Jacek Siewiera, about the inadmissibility of the border blockade, particularly of passenger transport.

The blockade of transport at the Polish border will have severe socio-political consequences for both countries, the Ministry of Infrastructure reports on Facebook.

"Border blockade is a direct threat to the security of the defending country. Such actions negatively affect our confrontation with the common enemy named Russia... We expect specific actions from our Polish colleagues to prevent such situations and solve the problem as a whole," emphasized the Ukrainian minister.

The Ministry of Infrastructure added that despite the suspension of the blockade by Polish carriers, the situation at the border is becoming even more critical. On the Polish side of the border, 6 border crossing points are blocked.

 

 

"The most critical situation is at the checkpoint 'Yagodyn – Dorohusk', where the movement of freight transport has completely stopped. They do not allow humanitarian, perishable goods, and fuel through. This directly affects our defense capability. Also, through this checkpoint, empty trucks cannot leave Ukraine, going for critically necessary goods," emphasized Deputy Minister Sergey Derkach.

He added that empty trucks are forced to wait in a queue of more than 15 kilometers at the checkpoint "Nyzhankovychi – Malhovytse", where the registration in the "eQueue" is temporarily suspended. Drivers literally live on the road without proper conditions.

"The Embassy of Ukraine in Poland is in touch with the Polish police and border guards 24/7 and immediately responds to reports of attempts to block passenger transport," the ministry noted.

Currently, the checkpoints "Yagodyn – Dorohusk", "Uhriniv – Dolhobychuv", "Ustyluh – Zosin", "Shehyni – Medyka", "Rava-Ruska – Hrebenne", and "Krakovets – Korcheva" are blocked for the free movement of trucks. Thanks to the "eQueue" service from the Ukrainian side of the border, there are no physical queues for exit, but on the territory of Poland, about 3,000 trucks are waiting on the road, as reported by the Ministry of Infrastructure.

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