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Polish mayor banned new Ukraine border blockade by local carriers

Polish mayor banned new Ukraine border blockade by local carriers Photo: Polish authorities have banned carriers from blocking Yagodin-Dorohusk checkpoint again (Getty Images)

The mayor of the Polish municipality (administrative unit, community) Dorohusk, Wojciech Sawa, has prohibited carriers from organizing a new protest action at the Yagodin-Dorohusk border crossing with Ukraine, reports the Polish publication RMF24.

Although this border crossing was unblocked from Monday, participants in strikes announced their intention to once again close access for trucks to the border today, December 13. The organizer of the previous strike filed a new application for a protest action starting on December 18.

However, the local authorities did not approve the initiative of the carriers. Specifically, the mayor of Dorohusk banned the blockade again.

Revoking permission for carriers' protest action at the approach to the border crossing with Ukraine, Wojciech Sawa cited legislative reasons - the threat to property on a significant scale, including financial losses for entrepreneurs.

Polish drivers have stated that they will go to court and will submit new protest applications at several locations on December 14. They have seven days to appeal the mayor's decision.


On December 11, the Ministry of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure of Ukraine announced the unblocking of the border crossing between Ukraine and Poland, Yagotin-Dorohusk. However, the strike participants decided to resort to tactics and blocked the movement of trucks.

Later, stable traffic was restored at the unblocked Yagodin-Dorohusk border crossing.

On Wednesday, December 13, Polish carriers announced plans to block the Yagodin-Dorohusk border crossing again starting next Monday.

Border blockade

Since November 6, the movement of freight transport on the Ukrainian-Polish border has been complicated. As of December 8, truck traffic is limited at four border crossing points with Poland.

The reason for the queues at the border was the strikes by Polish carriers, demanding a return to the permit system for our country.

Almost a month after the blockade, Ukrainian drivers announced that they would go on a hunger strike to urge Polish carriers to unblock the border. Ukrainian Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets appealed to his Polish counterpart, but there has been no response so far.

From December 4, a border crossing point for empty trucks leaving Ukraine became operational on the Ukrainian-Polish border.