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Poles blocked the border of Ukraine again: where and what vehicles are not allowed

Kseniya KapustynskaNews
What is happening on the border between Poland and Ukraine
What is happening on the border between Poland and Ukraine. Source: Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

On June 4, Polish farmers resumed a partial blockade of the Ukrainian border. Trucks are not allowed to cross the Rava-Ruska-Hrebenne checkpoint, and no truck can enter Poland from Ukraine.

This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS). "Truck traffic is blocked at the Rava-Ruska-Hrebenne checkpoint," the statement said.

The protesters completely stopped the movement of trucks leaving Ukraine. The Poles allow trucks to enter Ukraine in the following mode:

  • no more than 24 trucks per day (two runs of 12 vehicles each);
  • 4 trucks with humanitarian cargo per hour.

Other categories of vehicles in both directions are allowed to cross as usual. The action is expected to last until the evening of June 6.

The protesting farmers are again demanding to restrict imports of agricultural products from Ukraine. In particular, they advocate "reducing the import of grain to Poland," although such crops are still transiting the neighboring country. Similar one-day protests took place on May 10 at the Dovhobychuv-Uhryniv checkpoint.

The large-scale, month-long blockade of the Ukrainian border ended in late April. Thus, on April 29, the Poles started letting trucks through at the Rava-Ruska-Hrebenne checkpoint. A week earlier, on April 22, protesters unblocked the largest checkpoint, Yahodyn-Dorohusk. A week earlier, farmers stopped blocking the Shehyni-Medyka and Krakovets-Korchova checkpoints.

Danylo Hetmantsev (Servant of the People), chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy, previously noted that by blocking the border, the Poles are "shooting themselves in the foot," as in 2023 Poland exported $12.3 billion worth of goods to Ukraine and imported $6.6 billion worth of goods from Ukraine.

"According to the Polish State Statistics Service, in 2023, Ukraine accounted for 3.2% of all merchandise exports from Poland. According to this indicator, we were in 7th place among our trading partners, overtaking the United States and such EU members as Spain, Slovakia, and Hungary." At the same time, the dynamics of growth of Polish exports to Ukraine in 2023 was the highest, if we take into account the top ten countries – the largest trading partners," the MP explained.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, after the unblocking of the Polish-Ukrainian border, the cargo flow of agricultural products from Ukraine increased by 20%. This resulted in a UAH 2.5 billion replenishment of the state budget in just one week.

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