Ukrainian authorities reported that
round 3,000 vehicles, primarily from Ukraine, have been caught on the Polish facet of the border due to the blockade of Polish truckers that lasted for greater than ten days.
Protests by Polish truckers started earlier this month at three Ukrainian border crossings. They demand that the authorities act extra decisively in opposition to Ukrainian carriers.
Despite makes an attempt to negotiate a answer, Ukrainian officers introduced final week that no settlement had been reached with Warsaw to finish the protests. Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov he wrote:
Ukrainian drivers have been blocked at the Polish border for greater than 10 days. Thousands of individuals are compelled to stay in tough situations with restricted meals, water and gasoline.
There is a border crossing the place A 30-kilometer queue shaped.
For over 10 days, Ukrainian drivers have been blocked at the Polish border. Thousands of individuals are compelled to stay in tough situations with restricted meals, water, and gasoline. Ukraine cares about its individuals wherever they’re. Our staff has already gone to the border and is pic.twitter.com/kzn1KGLrug
— Oleksandr (Kubrakov) November 19, 2023
According to the Ukrainian border guards, solely a few automobiles move by way of the closed checkpoints on the Polish border each hour. This is the disruption has a important impression on commerce; Ukrainian grain merchants reported final week that meals shipments from Ukraine fell by 2.7% in the first half of November due to difficulties at the Polish border due to the strike.
Spike Brokers, a firm that tracks export statistics, reported that cargo passing by way of customs checkpoints on the Polish-Ukraine border fell to 4,000 tonnes a day, down from a peak of 7,500 tonnes a month earlier.
— Will (Vernon) November 19, 2023
Cover picture: Striking Polish truck drivers block the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing at the village of Korczowa in southeastern Poland on November 7, 2023. MTI/EPA-PAP/Darek Delmanowicz