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Prompt actions ahead: Zelenskyy chairs meeting on Polish border blockade

Prompt actions ahead: Zelenskyy chairs meeting on Polish border blockade President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy conducted a meeting today to discuss various issues, including the blockade of the border by Polish farmers, according to the president's post on Telegram.

"Today's meeting covered various topics, including the border blockade on the Polish side," he says.

The meeting was attended by government officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov, and Minister of Agrarian Policy Mykola Solskyi.

Zelenskyy informs that during the meeting, they thoroughly analyzed the situation and determined Ukraine's next steps to take promptly.

"The liberalization of trade with the European Union must continue, and I am grateful for the clear position of the European Commission. Our unity for common security and the security of all countries threatened by Russian aggression must remain strong. Situational interests must not undermine it," the president notes.

He adds that the situation on the front lines was also discussed during the meeting.

"We received a detailed report from the Minister of Defense Rustem Umerov regarding supplies: ammunition, weapons, electronic warfare systems, and drones. A detailed report from the Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi on the situation in various directions. Summaries from the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense and the Foreign Intelligence Service," he says.

The president notes that the situation in the regions was also addressed.

"Eradication of the consequences of Russian attacks, assistance to people, and further development of multilevel protection of critical objects in the front line and border areas," Zelenskyy states.

Situation at Ukraine-Poland border

It has been tense since November 2023 when Polish carriers initiated strikes at the border. Although the border was unblocked in January after an agreement between the Polish government and carriers, protests resumed in February.

Farmers are currently blocking checkpoints and have recently declared a "total blockade" of the border, as well as started spilling Ukrainian grain. The Polish government has threatened to impose new restrictions on imports from Ukraine if an agreement cannot be reached.

For more information on the situation at the Ukrainian-Polish border, refer to RBC-Ukraine's coverage.