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Poland blocks 3 border crossings with Ukraine: Over 3400 trucks stuck

Poland blocks 3 border crossings with Ukraine: Over 3400 trucks stuck Photo: Over 3400 trucks stuck at the border (Getty Images)

As of Monday morning, three truck crossing points remain blocked at the Polish-Ukrainian border, according to the spokesperson of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Andriy Demchenko, during a national telethon broadcast.

"At the moment, there are three blocked directions. Yesterday, after 9 a.m., Shehyni was unblocked, fortunately, because this direction had been blocked since November 27. In the past day, we noticed that the number of vehicles crossing the border has significantly increased. However, three directions remain blocked - Yahodyn-Dorohusk, Krakivets-Korchova, Rava-Ruska-Grebenne,'" Demchenko explained.

He noted that some movement of freight vehicles still occurs through the Krakivets checkpoint, but Yahodyn-Dorohusk is almost entirely blocked. Despite a capacity of 1,500 vehicles per day, currently, less than 150 vehicles pass through there.

"As of this morning, there are 3,400 trucks in the queue at these three points, and there is also a queue at Shehyni - about 700 trucks. But this is because the border has been blocked for a long time," he emphasized.

Border blockade with Poland

Recall that since November 6, Polish carriers have been blocking the movement of freight transport at the border with Ukraine. The Polish side demands a ban on the registration of transport companies with foreign capital in Poland, as well as the resumption of issuing permits for entry into the EU for Ukrainian carriers and improvement of service at the border.

Due to this, the movement of freight transport on the Ukrainian-Polish border has become complicated, leading to multi-kilometer queues of hundreds of trucks. However, it was recently announced that Ukrainian and Polish officials have agreed on a plan to unblock the border crossings. Polish representatives, on their part, expressed the intention to unblock the border by the end of the year.