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Polish strikers block traffic at Ukraine border once again

Polish strikers block traffic at Ukraine border once again Polish strikers blocked traffic with a truck despite the unblocking of the Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Although the Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint was unblocked on December 11, the strikers are dissatisfied with this decision. They blocked the traffic with a truck, according to the Deputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine, Serhii Derkach.

"The strikers, of course, are not happy about this news. The decision to open this checkpoint was made by the head of the local authorities of Dorohusk. And yesterday, the protesters blocked traffic on one of the roads by putting a truck there," he says.

Now, according to Derkach, the police are trying to remove it from the road and trucks are using another bypass road.

"So there are no traffic jams yet," he states, adding that more than 100 vehicles have already passed both in and out of Ukraine, much more than before.

Situation on the border with Ukraine

On December 11, one of the checkpoints on the border between Ukraine and Poland was unblocked. This is the Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint. Three checkpoints on the border with Poland - Krakovets-Korcheva, Rava-Ruska-Krebenne, and Medyka-Shehyni - remain blocked at the moment.

At the same time, representatives of the Slovak Carriers' Union blocked truck traffic through the Vysne Nemecke checkpoint on the border with Ukraine.