Polish farmers plan to block the Dorogusk – Yagodin checkpoint for a month starting February 9. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Markiyan Dmitrasevich on the air of the United News telethon.
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What is known
“From the information that we currently have, they plan to block the Dorogusk checkpoint (Dorogusk-Yagodin checkpoint) for about a month. They also want to hold an action at the Shegini-Medika checkpoint, which will last from the morning of February 9 to the evening of February 9. It will not last,” he said.
Dmitrasevich noted that, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, farmers did not receive permission to hold actions near the Korcheva-Krakovets checkpoint.
The main demands of Polish farmers relate to easing the requirements of the European Union's Green Deal and increasing subsidies and subsidies.
They also demand that the Polish government counteract the allegedly excessive influx of Ukrainian agricultural products onto the Polish market.
On February 2, 2024, Polish farmers announced a nationwide strike with a blockade of roads and border checkpoints. The strike is planned to begin on February 9.
In November 2023, Polish carriers began a blockade of truck traffic near the three largest checkpoints on the border with Ukraine: “Korcheva – Krakovets”, “Grebnoye – Rava-Russkaya”, “Dorogusk – Yagodin.” Among the main demands is the return of the practice of permits for Ukrainian carriers, abolished by the agreement with the European Union until June 30, 2024.
In January 2024, the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure signed an agreement with the organizers of the blockade of checkpoints, as a result of which protesters are suspended until March 1 your protest.