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One of Ukraine-Poland border crossing points successfully unblocked

One of Ukraine-Poland border crossing points successfully unblocked The Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint was unblocked on December 11 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

On December 11, one of the checkpoints on the border between Ukraine and Poland was unblocked, namely, the checkpoint in Yahodyn-Dorohusk, according to Oleksandr Kubrakov, First Vice Prime Minister of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

"The blockade of the Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint is over. Stable truck traffic has been restored since 14:00," he writes.

According to him, 15 vehicles have crossed into Ukraine and are at the checkpoint.

"Also, 25 trucks are being cleared to go to Poland," Kubrakov says.

The Minister also reminds that the largest cargo crossing point had been blocked for more than a month.

The situation on the border with Poland

On November 6, Polish carriers announced the start of a strike, which, according to them, was supposed to last until early January 2024. As a result, in the first hours, they practically blocked three checkpoints on the border with Ukraine - Yahodyn-Dorohusk, Krakovets-Korcheva, and Rava-Ruska-Krebené, allowing no more than one truck to pass through each way per hour. Later, on November 23, the carriers also blocked the Medyka-Shehyni checkpoint. There were also reports of intentions to extend the blockade to the Nyzhankovychi-Malkhovice checkpoint.