• 13/04/2024 02:12

Polish farmers announced the blocking of the Dorogusk-Yagotin checkpoint

The strike should begin on January 9 at 11.00, tentatively it will last until March 9.

Polish farmers block the street during a protest in Szczecin, April 3, 2023.

Polish farmers announced strikes and blocking of at least one checkpoint on the border with Ukraine from 11:00 on February 9. We are talking about the Dorogusk-Yagotyn checkpoint. Information about other points is being clarified.

This was reported to the State Customs Service.

“So far, Polish customs officers have informed that the blocking of the Dorogusk-Yagodin checkpoint should begin at 11:00 Kyiv time on February 9 using agricultural machinery. The protest action has been agreed upon by local authorities until March 9, 2024,” customs officers noted.< /p>

They also added that the protesters intend to allow all buses and 1 cargo vehicle to pass in both directions within an hour. There will also be unimpeded passage of humanitarian aid and fuel tanks to enter Ukraine.

Regarding other checkpoints on the border with Poland, information is being clarified; for this purpose, meetings are planned with representatives of the Polish customs administration. “After receiving official confirmation of the blocking of the Polish-Ukrainian border, we will additionally inform you about the situation at the checkpoints,” noted the State Customs Service

  • The strike of Polish carriers began on November 6. The movement of freight transport is blocked in the direction of the Yagodin-Dorohusk, Krakovets-Korcheva and Rava-Russkaya-Hrebene checkpoints. Among the main demands was a return to the system of issuing permits for Ukrainian carriers to operate in the European Union.
  • On December 18, Polish carriers resumed protests at the largest checkpoint “Yagodin – Dorogusk” on the Ukrainian-Polish border. Farmers joined them. The promotion is expected to last for several months. Meanwhile, since November 6, Polish entrepreneurs have been protesting in front of the Grebnoye – Rawa-Russkaya and Krakovets – Korczowa border crossings.
  • On January 15, it became known that the ministers of agriculture of Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary sent a letter to the European Commission with a request to introduce an import duty on Ukrainian grain.
  • Polish Minister of Agriculture Czeslaw Sekierski in a letter to the European Commissioner for Trade said he was “categorically opposed” to expanding EU free trade with Ukraine. He stressed that the problems with excessive imports concern not only cereals, but “also sugar, poultry, eggs, soft fruits (especially frozen raspberries) and apple concentrate.” And an open letter from European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski to European Commission President Ursulie von der Leyen and EC Vice President for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis speaks of the risk of a new crisis that could provoke “excessive agricultural imports” from Ukraine to the EU.
  • The new Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk, during his visit to Ukraine, assured that Ukraine and Poland will find a profitable solution for agricultural producers of both countries.

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