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The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported on the situation at the Ukrainian-Polish border

12 Feb, 2024
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The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported on the situation at the Ukrainian-Polish border

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At present, Polish carriers are blocking two border crossings with Ukraine, resulting in queues of over a thousand trucks.

This was stated by the spokesperson of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Andriy Demchenko, during TV marathon.

He reminded that the blocking is taking place in two directions.

"The participants of this blockade obstruct the movement of freight vehicles at the border crossings of "Yagodyn" and "Rava-Ruska." Earlier, the direction of the "Shehyni" checkpoint, which was also blocked, was unblocked. Currently, movement is taking place, but it is not excluded that such actions may resume," Demchenko reported.

According to him, currently, there are 1,050 trucks queued up on the Polish side towards Ukraine on the two blocked directions, with 400 of them opposite "Rava-Ruska" and 650 opposite the "Yagodyn" border crossing.

 

 

"Moreover, we have a queue of about 1,000 freight vehicles towards the "Krakovets" border crossing. This direction was not blocked and is not being blocked, but the queue arose because other directions are being blocked, and drivers and carriers are looking for alternative routes to cross the border," added the spokesperson of the SBGSU.

He added that as of this morning, there are also 200 trucks queued up towards the "Shehyni" border crossing, waiting to cross the border into Ukraine.

"But in the direction of "Shehyni" and "Krakovets," the activity and intensity of traffic for trucks are provided in accordance with the capacity. Also, in those directions where the movement of vehicles is blocked, there is the possibility of crossing the border by cars and buses. The movement for this category of transport is not being blocked by the protesters," he said.

At the end of January, the European Commission recommended extending the suspension of import duties for agricultural goods from Ukraine for the year 2024. Polish farmers immediately stated that they do not support this decision.

As a result, on February 9, Polish farmers once again blocked three border crossing points with Ukraine, but on Saturday, they unblocked the Shehyni-Medyka checkpoint.

The Odessa Journal

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