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Poles block 2,300 Ukrainian trucks at border: Latest

Poles block 2,300 Ukrainian trucks at border: Latest Photo: Andrii Demchenko, spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Andrii Demchenko's Facebook page)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

As before, Polish protesters continue to block six directions. More than 2,300 trucks are waiting in line to enter Ukraine, according to Andrii Demchenko, a spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS).

As before, the Polish protesters are blocking six directions:

  • Yahodyn;
  • Ustyluh;
  • Uhryniv;
  • Rava-Ruska;
  • Shehyni;
  • Krakivets.

As of this morning, over 2,300 trucks are waiting to cross into Ukraine at all six checkpoints in Poland.

The longest queues are recorded at the Krakivets and Yahodyn checkpoints. At the same time, the protesters act differently in each direction.

Other categories of vehicles, namely cars and buses, are moving freely in both directions.


Recently, Polish farmers have not let trucks traveling from Ukraine to Poland through at all. The crossing rates are currently zero.

"Instead, they let through a small number of trucks heading towards Ukraine in this direction. Over the past day, there were about 70 of them. The day before, it was around 50," adds Demchenko.

The figures are extremely low for this direction, as it can pass from 1200 to 1400 trucks in both directions per day.


From Friday to Monday, Polish farmers did not allow trucks to pass in both directions. Starting on Monday, the protesters decided to let a batch of 10-12 trucks pass every 12 hours. Also, since yesterday, a few trucks traveling from Ukraine to Poland have been allowed to pass.

"But this certainly harms the dynamics of border crossings. If we look at the last day, the number of crossings was about 60 trucks in both directions, which is much lower than the capacity of this checkpoint," the spokesperson explains.

Situation on Ukraine-Poland border

Polish farmers continue to block the movement of Ukrainian trucks. Crossing the border, both in Ukraine and Poland, is significantly complicated.

Earlier, the Polish government decided to add border crossings with Ukraine, as well as sections of roads and railways, to the list of critical infrastructure facilities. This, as noted, would remove obstacles to the supply of weapons and humanitarian aid at the border.

Also, according to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, negotiations are allegedly underway to temporarily close the border for the exchange of goods. But Ukraine denies this.