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Polish protesters plan to block two more border crossings with Ukraine

11 February, 2024 Sunday
13:56

On Monday, February 12, two more crossing points on the border with Ukraine will be blockaded in Poland. Protesters will restrict truck traffic

Ukraine's State Border Guard Service spokesman Andriy Demchenko said this during a telethon. 

As of Sunday, February 11, two checkpoints Yahodyn and Rava-Ruska remain blocked. In the morning, there were about 700 trucks in line in front of the Yahodyn checkpoint, and 400 trucks in line in front of Rava-Ruska.

At the same time, Demchenko does not rule out a new blockade of the Shehyni-Medica checkpoint. In addition, on February 12, Poland is going to block two more checkpoints on the border with Ukraine - Ustyluh and Uhryniv.

"I would like to remind you that tomorrow the protesters also announced that they will block the directions of the Ustyluh and Uhryniv checkpoints.

  • On February 7, Polish farmers sent an official notice to resume strikes on the border with Ukraine. The blocking of the Dorohusk-Yagodyn checkpoint began on February 9. The protest was approved by local authorities until March 9.

  • Earlier, the Polish farmers' union Solidarity announced a general strike across the country on February 9. At the time, it was noted that it would begin with the blockade of all checkpoints on the border with Ukraine, as well as the blocking of roads and highways in certain voivodeships.

  • The reason for the renewed protests is simple: according to one of the organizers, Roman Kondruw, the government has done nothing to solve the problem of technical grain from Ukraine since the previous protests.

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