Espreso. Global
Exclusive

Polish protesters block three directions: situation on Ukrainian-Polish border

13 November, 2023 Monday
13:23

Andriy Demchenko, a spokesman for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, says that traffic remains difficult and almost blocked at the Jagodzin, Rava-Ruska and Krakovets checkpoints

He shared the information on Espreso TV.

"The protesters who are on the territory of Poland continue to block three directions. Speaking from the Ukrainian side, these are the Jagodzin, Rava-Ruska and Krakovets (Krakowiec) checkpoints. At the moment, we are recording more or less intensive traffic at the Krakovets checkpoint in the direction of exit from Ukraine and entry into Poland. There, trucks cross the border intensively, heading from Ukraine to Poland. Other directions of exit and entry from Poland are practically blocked," said the spokesman for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

Andriy Demchenko added that only a small number of trucks can cross the border in these directions, as the protesters continue to block the access roads to the Polish checkpoints. Fortunately, they are not blocking traffic for buses and cars.

Strikes on the border between Poland and Ukraine

Polish carriers were reportedly set to go on strike at the border. The reason is excessive competition after the liberalization of international transport between Ukraine and the EU.

In this regard, the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine initiated a meeting with Poland and the European Commission. 

In addition, Ukraine sent an official note to Poland over the intention of Polish carriers to go on strike at the Ukrainian-Polish border. Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure said that the Polish carriers had not submitted any official demands to Kyiv.

On 6 November, Polish carriers went on strike at the Polish-Ukrainian border. As a result, traffic for trucks has been hampered.

As of the evening of November 7, Polish carriers completely blocked the passage of trucks at two checkpoints on the border with Ukraine. Later, it was also reported that trucks were waiting up to 90 hours to enter Ukraine.

On November 9, a meeting was held in Poland between government officials and carriers blocking the border with Ukraine, but there were no results.

On the morning of November 13, queues of cars, buses, and trucks registered in e-cherha - an online queue booking system for crossing the border by international freight carriers - were seen in front of checkpoints with neighboring countries to leave Ukraine.

Also on November 13, Ukraine plans to hold a meeting at the border with representatives of the Polish authorities and carriers to unblock the checkpoints.

Read also:
  • News
2023, Monday
11 December
21:00
Exclusive
Ukraine's Constitutional Court still fails to cancel Black Sea Fleet Agreement — MP Ariev
20:38
self-propelled wheeled gun-mortar M120 Rak
First time Ukrainian Armed Forces show new weapons from Poland
20:20
FSB detains 18 suspected Ukrainian agents in Crimea this year
20:16
Updated
Poland's Sejm backs Tusk as new prime minister after acting PM loses confidence vote
20:00
Armenia: Logistical hub for Russia's sanctions evasion scheme to support Putin's war?
19:20
Sweden to provide over USD 133 M to support Ukraine in winter
19:00
Harnessing technology for results: Ukrainian strike drone pilots show their laboratory
18:40
Leaving Russian occupation costs between UAH 20,000-30,000 per person
18:21
Germany confirms increase in military aid to Ukraine to EUR 8 billion in 2024
18:00
OPINION
Putin lowers price and uses useful idiots
17:39
Exclusive
Map of fighting near Avdiivka
Russia sends infantry to attack Avdiivka without assault rifles, bulletproof vests
17:20
Exclusive
Ukrainian serviceman predicts how fighting will unfold in winter in Kherson region
17:00
Russian forces attack Kherson suburbs, killing and wounding civilians
16:46
OPINION
Billions in aid and prospect of "peace talks": Zelenskyy's USA trip
16:30
Rare Russian BTR-90 spotted among defeated convoy near Avdiivka
16:13
Matter of commencing negotiations with Ukraine regarding EU membership remains unresolved – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister
15:57
Slovakia will call on European Commission to jointly resolve import issue from Ukraine
15:41
We are interested in Argentina playing key role in Peace Formula - Zelenskyy on his visit to Argentina
15:25
Truck traffic is being unblocked on Ukraine's border with Poland
15:08
Russian CEC schedules "presidential elections" in Ukraine's occupied territories
14:52
Ukraine successfully counterattacks, leading to Russia losing control over Stepove: British intelligence assesses situation near Avdiivka
14:40
Updated
Britain, Norway create maritime coalition to support Ukraine
14:25
Kherson region: Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy Russian army's command post
14:05
SBU shows photos and video of collaborator Kyva’s elimination site
13:51
Russians push westward from Bakhmut on multiple fronts
13:25
Belarus continues joint military drills with Russia - Belaruski Hayun
13:11
Extreme fire in occupied Feodosia preceded by sounds of explosion: video
12:55
Slovak carriers set to impede movement of trucks departing Ukraine
12:38
British government sets up unit to fight companies avoiding sanctions against Russia
12:17
Updated
Russian missile attack on Kyiv: houses damaged, 4-meter-deep crater appeared
12:07
EU leaders' summit to consider options for security guarantees for Ukraine — Borrell
11:51
Exclusive
Number of combat clashes reaches top levels - military expert Zgurets
11:28
Night attacks on Ukraine: air defense forces destroy 18 drones, 8 ballistic missiles
11:12
Reducing dependence on Russia: Bulgaria, Serbia complete 170 km gas pipeline
10:55
Exclusive
Map of fighting near Avdiivka
Russia's goal in Avdiivka is to capture large number of Ukrainian military — military expert Stupak
10:19
Russia loses 1,030 troops, 19 tanks and 31 armored vehicles per day - General Staff
09:58
Russia claims troops advance 1.5 km near Kreminna and 3.5 km near Vesele — ISW
2023, Sunday
10 December
21:49
Review
Fire at factory in Moscow, drone attack, and explosion at oil depot in occupied Makiivka: This week's blasts in Russia
21:13
Presidents Zelenskyy, Macron discuss France's next aid package
20:46
How Russia wages political war in Europe. Conversation with Anton Shekhovtsov
More articles