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Poland urges Ukraine to fulfill agreements with carriers

Poland urges Ukraine to fulfill agreements with carriers Photo: Poland urges Ukraine to fulfill agreements with transporters protesting at the border (Getty Images)

The Minister of Infrastructure of Poland, Dariusz Klimczak, has urged the Ukrainian side to fulfill all the agreements reached in the deal signed with Polish carriers who were striking near the border between the countries, according to the press service of the Polish government.

The Polish Ministry noted that it concerns the implementation of the agreements reached today with the participants in the protest actions, for which the Ukrainian side is responsible.

Today, on January 16, in a video conference, the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland, together with the deputy, discussed this issue with the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov.

"The minister appealed to the Ukrainian side with a request to fulfill as soon as possible all the agreements reached today, which are included in the content of the agreement and are Ukraine's obligation," the statement says.

Poland urges Ukraine to fulfill agreements with carriers

Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure engages in talks with Poland on January 16 (Photo: screenshot from

Agreement with carriers

During the conversation, the Polish side provided information to their Ukrainian counterparts about the agreement with Polish carriers who have been protesting at the Polish-Ukrainian border since November 6, 2023.

Klimczak informed his Ukrainian colleague about the signing of an agreement with representatives of Polish carriers, resulting in an agreement to suspend protests at the approaches to border crossings until March 1, 2024. The protest is expected to end this Wednesday at noon on January 17.

According to the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ukrainian side has taken on a pilot project (for one month) at the Dorohusk-Yahodyn border crossing for registering empty trucks in the electronic queue under a separate stream and dividing four separate lanes for empty transport.

According to Warsaw, as part of this project, Kyiv is also expected to completely exclude all empty vehicles returning from Ukraine from the electronic queue system at the Malhowice-Nižankowice border crossing.

It is also noted that the Ukrainian side will appeal not to inspect vehicles at the Dolhobychuv-Uhryniv border crossing.


Additionally, Ukraine has committed to establish identical rules for the operation of the electronic queue for carriers from both their own country and Poland, extending the stay period of foreign-registered heavy transport on Ukrainian territory from 20 to 60 days, according to the announcement.

Kyiv will also start efforts aimed at "excluding representatives of Polish carriers and their companies from sanction lists and undesirable persons in Ukraine."

Border blockade situation

Recall that Polish carriers began blocking several border crossing points with Ukraine at the beginning of November last year.

Earlier today, on January 16, it became known that Polish long-distance drivers reached an agreement on "certain conditions" with the government and will suspend their protest on January 17 at 13:00 Kyiv time.

Today, Polish carriers ended the blockade at the Yahodyn-Dorohusk border crossing point, as well as in front of the Krakowiec and "Rava-Ruska" border crossings.