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Polish farmers block another checkpoint on Ukraine border

Polish farmers block another checkpoint on Ukraine border Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Polish farmers began blocking traffic near the Korczowa-Krakivets checkpoint, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

At about 2:00 p.m., Polish farmers began a protest near the Korczowa2 checkpoint, which is opposite the Ukrainian Krakivets checkpoint.

According to their Polish colleagues, the picketers plan to block the traffic of trucks heading to Ukraine for one hour.

"There will be no blocking of passenger transport," the statement says.

Earlier, the spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Andrii Demchenko, said that Polish farmers had blocked five checkpoints on the border with Ukraine as of the morning of February 13.

In particular, Yahodyn, Rava-Ruska, Shehyni, Ustyluh, and Uhryniv.

Ukrainian border blockade

On November 6 last year, Polish carriers began strikes on the border with Ukraine. The Polish protesters demanded the return of the pass system for Ukrainian carriers.

In January, the Polish government signed an agreement with the carriers to unblock the border with Ukraine. As part of the agreement, the parties agreed to suspend protests at the entrances to the three border crossing points until March 1.

At the end of January, the European Commission recommended extending the abolition of import duties on agricultural goods from Ukraine until 2024. Polish farmers immediately stated that they did not support this decision.