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Situation on Poland border: farmers hardly let trucks out of Ukraine

Feb 29, 2024

Polish farmers continue to blockade the Ukrainian border. They hardly let trucks traveling from Ukraine to Poland through.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Andriy Demchenko, a spokesman for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, during a telethon.

"The situation remains unchanged. Polish farmers continue to block six checkpoints, hampering the movement of trucks in both directions," he said.

As of this morning, a total of about 2,200 trucks are queuing at all six crossing points. Most of them are in front of the Krakivets, Rava-Ruska and Yahodyn checkpoints.

"We have such a significant decrease in the number of border crossings by trucks, especially at Shehyni checkpoint. Over the past day, 35 trucks crossed the border there, 24 of which were heading towards Ukraine. In fact, 1 truck per hour was allowed through. And 10 trucks crossed to Poland, which is even less than 1 truck per hour," the spokesman added.

According to Demchenko, the border crossing rate at Yahodyn is also critically low. Over the past day, about 70 trucks crossed into Ukraine. However, Polish farmers do not let trucks traveling from Ukraine to Poland through at all. According to a spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service, the number of border crossings there has been zero in recent days.

As a reminder, in February, protests on the Polish-Ukrainian border resumed. The checkpoints are being blocked by farmers, and recently they started pouring out Ukrainian grain. Poland promises to find those responsible.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 29/02/2024

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