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Romanian farmers block Halmeu-Diakove checkpoint on border with Ukraine

18 January, 2024 Thursday
14:20

On January 18, farmers blocked truck traffic at the Halmeu-Diakove international checkpoint on the Romanian-Ukrainian border

Ukraine's State Customs Service reported this, according to Espreso.

As noted, the Romanian farmers blocked the Halmeu-Diakove checkpoint with their equipment.

"As of this morning, January 18, the Romanian side informed that farmers blocked the movement of trucks at the Halmeu-Diakove international checkpoint. The blocking is carried out by large agricultural machinery," the statement said.

As a result, truck traffic leaving Ukraine has been temporarily suspended to prevent passenger cars from being blocked. The timing of the blockade is not yet known.

Currently, about 10 trucks are waiting to leave Ukraine, and 607 trucks are in the e-queue. Over the past day, 138 trucks were registered and allowed to leave Ukraine and 105 trucks were allowed to enter.

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.

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

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