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"The fate of the war is being decided": Poland's prime minister strives to stop the blockade of the Ukrainian border

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Polish Prime Minister wants to stop the blockade of the Ukrainian border
Polish Prime Minister wants to stop the blockade of the Ukrainian border. Source: Polish Radio

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk called on Polish farmers to stop blocking the border with Ukraine. He noted that regardless of the justification for the protests, the Polish authorities cannot allow the blocking of crossings and thus harm Ukraine as the fate of the war is being decided.

This was reported by Polish Radio. Tusk also reminded that according to the latest government decision, border crossings have the status of critical infrastructure.

"I want to appeal to everyone in Poland, without exception, not to do anything that could harm Ukraine. We will have to make decisions that will protect the Polish border and border crossings. We cannot in any way harm Ukraine in a situation where the fate of the war is being decided. I am counting on the rejection of this form of protest," the Polish Prime Minister said.

At the same time, he emphasized that Polish public services would work to clear the checkpoints. However, Tusk does not believe that this "requires direct coercive measures."

Poles have tightened the blockade of the border with Ukraine

Earlier, Polish farmers tightened the blockade of the Ukrainian border. On April 18, they resumed blocking the Korczowa-Krakowiec and Medyka-Shehyni checkpoints. It is expected that they will restrict the passage of freight transport only. No complications are expected for the movement of cars and buses.

According to the State Border Guard Service, the protesters planned to block traffic in Krakowiec until 9:00 a.m. on April 20. And until 9:00 on April 19 in Shehyni.

It was emphasized that as of the morning of April 18, about 1,500 trucks were waiting in queues in Poland in these directions to enter Ukraine.

As reported, in late March, Ukraine and Poland held talks at the level of prime ministers. The topics included the blocking of the border by Polish farmers and trade in the agricultural sector. As a result, the parties agreed that Poland would issue licenses to Ukraine to import four types of crops into its territory.

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