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Ukraine expects Poland to resume negotiations with carriers

Dec 5, 2023

Ukraine expects the Polish authorities to resume negotiations with carriers to end the border blockade after empty trucks began to pass through the Uhryniv-Dolhobychuv checkpoint.

Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine Serhiy Derkach said this on Radio Liberty.

Derkach noted that Ukraine had satisfied all the requirements of Polish carriers, except for those related to permits for Ukrainian truckers.

He noted that the movement of empty trucks through the Uhryniv-Dolhobychuv border crossing "will remove some of the queues before the border."


"In addition, we have technically worked out all the issues related to separate lanes for empty vehicles in the Electronic Queue system. Therefore, we are actually waiting for the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and our colleagues from the Polish government to resume negotiations with the protesters," the deputy minister said.

According to him, the Polish government declares that it does not support the carriers in the blockade, but does not take real measures to end the blockade.

"The Polish government says that these are actually issues that concern only local authorities. Local authorities say that we have a legal right to protest, and we cannot restrict it. That is, it's a stalemate where two actors - the government and the local authorities - point fingers at each other and say, 'well, we can't do anything,'" Derkach says.

Author - Olena Madiak, 05/12/2023

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