Due to protests by Polish farmers on Friday, traffic through the Medyka-Shehyni, Hrebenne-Rava-Ruska, and Dorohusk-Yahodyn checkpoints was hampered.
The spokesman for the State Border Guard Service, Andriy Demchenko, said this in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda.
On February 9, Polish farmers began protests, during which they restricted the possibility of driving on roads leading across the Polish-Ukrainian border.
After 10:00 Kyiv time, protests began in front of the Medyka checkpoint.
About 100 people and about 50 vehicles are blocking the traffic. The protesters are determined to let one truck, one bus, and one car through per hour.
At the same time, they allow bus and car drivers to bypass the protest site via a bypass road at their own discretion and risk.
In view of the above, border guards suggest that travelers plan a route through other checkpoints if possible, said Demchenko.
After 11:00, about 200 people and 35 units of agricultural machinery blocked traffic near the Hrebenne checkpoint. Here, the protesters plan to let two trucks per hour in both directions. The traffic of cars and buses will not be restricted.
After 11:30 a.m., a protest also began near the Dorohusk checkpoint.
Author - Olena Madiak, 09/02/2024