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Polish farmers protest impedes humanitarian aid supply — Ukraine’s Border Guard Service

16 February, 2024 Friday
15:48

Due to the protests of Polish farmers on the border with Ukraine, there are problems with the supply of humanitarian aid

The spokesman for the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service, Andriy Demchenko, said this during a telethon.

"With the number of border crossings that we have at the moment regarding the movement of trucks, I have doubts that the participants in this blockade are allowing the necessary amount of humanitarian aid to go to Ukraine in all directions," he said.

The spokesperson emphasized that traffic is currently limited and the number of trucks crossing the border is very small, so a queue has formed in Poland, and "most likely they do not even separate trucks carrying humanitarian aid or other important cargo moving to Ukraine."

When asked whether humanitarian aid was blocked at the border, Demchenko replied: "Most likely, yes."

  • On Thursday, February 15, Ukrainian carriers responded to the actions of Polish farmers by launching a peaceful protest near the Yahodyn-Dorohusk international checkpoint.
  • Earlier, it was reported that Polish farmers promised to block all border crossings with Ukraine for a month starting February 20. At the same time, Ukrainian carriers announced their own protest in response to the actions of Polish farmers.
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