Polish protesters restrict truck traffic at Ukrainian border checkpoint

The border of Poland and Ukraine
The border of Poland and Ukraine

Polish protesters blocked truck traffic near the Rava-Ruska-Hrebenne checkpoint, the press service of the State Border Guard Service reported on Telegram on June 4.

The protesters are blocking the exit of trucks from Ukraine. They allow trucks to enter Ukraine according to the announced schedule: 12 vehicles every 12 hours, as well as four trucks with humanitarian aid every hour.

Read also: Polish protesters end truck blockade at major Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint on Ukraine border

Other categories of vehicles in both directions are allowed to cross as usual, the border agency said.

Blockade of the Ukrainian-Polish border

Polish protesters began to restrict traffic on the border with Ukraine on Feb. 20. Trucks were blocked at the Medyka-Shehyni, Dołhobyczów-Uhryniv, Zosin-Ustyluh, Korczowa-Krakivets, Hrebenne-Rava-Ruska, and Dorohusk-Yahodyn checkpoints.

The farmers put forward many demands, including two main ones: the abolition of duty-free trade with Ukraine and the complete closure of the Ukrainian-Polish border for trucks.

The blockade of the border was accompanied by cases of political provocations and damage to Ukrainian agricultural products.

The European Parliament Committee supported the extension of duty-free trade for Ukraine on March 7, 2024.

Ukraine announced on the same day that it was ready to restrict trade with the EU, but on its own terms.

Polish farmers went on a major strike on March 20, with road blockades and protests taking place across the country. They completely blocked truck traffic at the Yahodyn and Rava-Ruska border crossings.

Read also: Poland lifts blockade at all border crossings with Ukraine, Border Guard Service reports

The Poles changed their decision on the agrarian blockade of Ukraine on April 4.

The Polish protesters unblocked all checkpoints on the border with Ukraine on April 29.

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