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Polish farmers resume blockade of two checkpoints on border with Ukraine

Polish farmers resume blockade of two checkpoints on border with Ukraine Photo: Polish farmers resume blockade (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Polish farmers have resumed blocking traffic at the border crossing points with Ukraine Korchova - Krakovets and Medyka - Shehyni, reports the State Border Guard Service.

According to the press service, participants in the protest action in Poland began these actions today after 09:00.

At the Krakovets border crossing, the movement of cargo vehicles heading towards Ukraine is severely restricted, causing significant disruption to the usual traffic flow. Similarly, at Shehyni, restrictions apply both for exiting Poland and entering, further adding to the traffic congestion.

Despite the inconvenience caused, the protesters remain resolute in their cause. As per available information, they plan to continue blocking traffic at Krakovets until 9:00 on April 20 and at Shehyni until 9:00 on April 19.

"As of this morning, about 1500 trucks are waiting to travel towards Ukraine in queues on the Polish side at these crossings," the message reads.

Border blockade

Earlier, Andrii Demchenko, a spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS), stated that Polish protesters may again block three border crossing points with Ukraine. These include the checkpoints Krakovets, Shehyni, and Mostyska.

Recall that Polish farmers have been blocking checkpoints on the border with Ukraine since February, demanding the cancellation of free trade with Ukraine.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and the head of the Polish government, Donald Tusk, held a meeting in Warsaw on March 28. Following the meeting, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stated that Kyiv has five steps to resolve the issue of Ukrainian food exports.