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Romanian farmers continue blockade of Ukrainian border: queue of trucks grows

17 January, 2024 Wednesday
15:11
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Two checkpoints Porubne-Siret and Krasnoilsk-Vicovu de Sus on the Ukrainian-Romanian border remain blocked for truck traffic

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Assistant Head of the Chernivtsi Border Guard Detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Ihor Zarudniev, said this in a comment to molbuk.ua.

As noted, the checkpoints on the Romanian side have been blocked for the last three days. In particular, the blockade of Porubne-Siret began on January 13, and Krasnoilsk-Vicovu de Sus on January 15.

According to the border guards, the queue of trucks is growing due to the blocking of the checkpoints.

"Two checkpoints on the Romanian side have been blocked for almost a day - since January 16 - and not a single truck has been allowed to pass. Currently, there are 1,100 vehicles in the e-queue at the checkpoint, and 60 empty vehicles at the checkpoint in Krasnoilsk," emphasized Zarudniev.

Blockade of truck traffic by Romanian farmers

On January 13, Romanian farmers and agrarians blocked truck traffic through the Porubne-Siret international automobile checkpoint on the border with Ukraine.

On January 14, Romanian farmers again blocked truck traffic through the Porubne-Siret checkpoint.

On January 15, Romanian farmers resumed blocking truck traffic through the Siret and Vicovu de Sus checkpoints.

Also recently, the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture stated that five eastern EU countries, including Romania, are again demanding that the EU impose import duties on grain from Ukraine. The Hungarian ministry said that the ministers of agriculture of Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia sent a letter to the European Commission.

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