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Polish organizers of the border blockade name reasons for protests

Feb 9, 2024

The organizer of the protest, Roman Kondruv, voiced the reasons for the resumption of the protests.


According to him, since the previous protests, nothing has been done about the problem of technical grain from Ukraine.

It keeps coming to Poland. That's why farmers got angry and took to the streets. It is not you, ordinary Ukrainians, but big businessmen who are moving big money, who are ruling the world and this agrarian policy. Not you, ordinary Ukrainians, because you do not influence that, you are suffering because of that war. We sympathize with you, but we can't watch the oligarchs use you and us in this political game. They are the ones who earn huge amounts of money, they are the ones who are getting rich, multiplying their capital. And you, the poor Ukrainians, and we, the Poles, the Polish farmers, are suffering because of this.

Poles demand stabilization in the country so that farmers can work normally. It is for this time, while everything is stabilizing, that they want to block the border. Later, when the market is liquid, they promise not to interfere with the import of any goods from Ukraine under the old rules.

But today you have simply put us in a dead end, and we cannot allow this. Our markets are destroyed, we cannot sell our products anywhere, we sell them below the market price," the leader of the protest emphasized.

On the morning of February 9, Polish farmers blocked the Shehyni checkpoint, preventing all types of transport from passing through. The protesters let only one truck through per hour.

This was stated by the spokesman for the State Border Guard Service, Andriy Demchenko, during a telethon.

According to him, this morning the farmers started blocking the Medyka-Shehyni checkpoint on the border with Ukraine.

They blocked traffic not only for trucks but also for other categories of transport, such as cars and buses.

Currently, there is no traffic at this checkpoint either leaving Poland or entering Poland.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 10/02/2024

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