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One checkpoint unblocked on Ukraine-Poland border

One checkpoint unblocked on Ukraine-Poland border Illustrative photo: one checkpoint on the border with Ukraine was unblocked in Poland (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Polish farmers unblocked one of the border crossings with Ukraine. This concerns the Shehyni-Medyka checkpoint, reports the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

The Polish Border Guard reported that today at 11:30 the protest action in front of the Shehyni-Medyka checkpoint ended.

220 trucks are expected to enter Ukraine. Processing and passage of vehicles in both directions are carried out in the usual mode.

"Drivers and carriers are asked to take this information into account when planning their transportation," the statement said.

Border blockade in Ukraine

On November 6, 2023, Polish carriers began strikes at the border with Ukraine. Polish protesters demanded the return of the permit system for Ukrainian carriers.

On January 17, 2024, the Polish government signed an agreement with carriers to unblock the border with Ukraine. Under the agreement, the parties agreed to suspend protests at the approaches to three checkpoints on the border until March 1.

On January 31, the European Commission recommended extending the suspension of import duties for agricultural goods from Ukraine for 2024.

Yesterday, on February 9, Polish farmers blocked three checkpoints on the border with Ukraine, complicating the movement of trucks and railways.