Poles blocked three checkpoints on border: passenger cars stuck in queues at Medyka checkpoint

Friday, 9 February 2024

Due to the protest actions of Polish farmers, traffic through the Medyka-Shehyni, Hrebenne-Rava-Ruska and Dorohusk-Yahodyn checkpoints is hampered.

As Andrii Demchenko, Speaker for the State Border Guard Service, stated in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda, on 9 February, Polish farmers began protests, restricting the possibility of traffic on roads leading across the Polish-Ukrainian border.

In particular, as reported, after 10:00 (Kyiv time), protest actions began in front of the Medyka checkpoint.

Traffic is blocked by about 100 people and about 50 vehicles. The protesters are determined to pass one lorry, one bus and one passenger car per hour.

At the same time, they allow bus and car drivers to bypass the protest site via a bypass road at their discretion and risk. Considering everything above, the border guards suggest travellers plan their route through other checkpoints if possible, Demchenko noted.

After 11:00 (Kyiv time), about 200 people and 35 pieces of agricultural machinery blocked traffic near the Hrebenne checkpoint.

The protesters plan to pass two lorries per hour in both directions. The movement of passenger transport and buses will not be restricted.

After 11:30 (Kyiv time), a protest began near the Dorohusk checkpoint. The protesters announced their intention to let one lorry pass every hour in both directions. Bus traffic will remain unchanged.

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