Polish protesters to temporarily unblock Zosin-Ustyluh border checkpoint on March 21

Polish farmers unblock one of the checkpoints on the border with Ukraine
Polish farmers unblock one of the checkpoints on the border with Ukraine

Polish protesters will temporarily stop their protest at the Zosin-Ustyluh checkpoint on March 21, the State Customs Service of Ukraine reported with reference to the Polish side.

The cessation of protests near the checkpoint is expected from 8 p.m.

It is expected that traffic will flow without complications.

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The State Customs Service does not indicate for how long the protest will be suspended.

Polish protesters began restricting traffic at 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 made numerous 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 political provocations and damage to Ukrainian agricultural products.

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

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

Polish farmers started 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.

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