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Border blockade: Polish carriers announce protests on December 18

Border blockade: Polish carriers announce protests on December 18 Illustrative photo (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Polish carriers have announced a new protest action at the border with Ukraine. It will start on Monday, December 18, at 15:00, according to RMF 24.

Currently, there is a queue of over 2,000 Ukrainian trucks at the Yahodyn-Dorohusk border crossing point.

"The throughput capacity of the checkpoint is about 650 trucks per day. Therefore, it is easy to calculate that approximately twice as many drivers will be stuck in line as during the previous protest action," the statement said.

At the same time, one of the protest leaders, Pavel Ozigala, stated that the border blockade could last until March 8.

Strike by Polish truckers

Since November 6, Polish truckers have been conducting strikes at the border with Ukraine. They planned to continue the "action" until the beginning of January 2024. As a result of the protest, several routes were blocked, allowing no more than one truck to pass in an hour.

On November 23, truckers also blocked the passage at the Medyka - Shehyni checkpoint. There were also reported intentions to extend the blockade to Nyzhankovychi - Malhowice.

On December 11, the Ministry of Community and Territory Development of Ukraine announced the unblocking of the Yahodyn - Dorohusk checkpoint. The participants in the strike blocked the traffic with a truck, but it was later restored.