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Polish farmers block traffic near the border with Ukraine in protest

Jun 9, 2023

On Friday, Polish farmers began another protest on the road to the border crossing with Ukraine in Dorohusk.

This was reported by RMF FM.

On Friday, the duty officer of the Lublin office of the General Directorate of National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA) reported that the national road No. 12 in Okopy, leading to the border crossing in Dorohusk, was blocked due to a farmers' protest.

The farmers are protesting the unregulated flow of Ukrainian grain to the Polish market.

Only vehicles with humanitarian aid are allowed to pass, the report says.


Sergeant Angelika Glab-Kunysh from the Chełm Commandant's Office said that police officers are at the scene to ensure order and security. She said that as part of the protest, two trucks will be allowed to cross from Poland to Ukraine every hour, while no trucks will be allowed to cross from Ukraine to Poland.

In case the queue is too long, the vehicles will be redirected to other border crossings, she said, adding that the protest, as announced by the organizers, will last until midnight on Monday.

Michał Derusz, spokesman for the Chamber of Tax Administration in Lublin, said that on Friday morning about 320 heavy trucks were standing in a nine-hour queue to leave Poland for Ukraine at the Dorohusk checkpoint. According to the Ukrainian side, 3,185 trucks are registered in the electronic queue to enter Poland. During the last 12-hour shift, 673 vehicles were cleared in both directions at Dorohusk.

Author - Olena Madiak, 09/06/2023

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