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Polish farmers announced a complete blockade of the border with Ukraine

13 Feb, 2024
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Polish farmers announced a complete blockade of the border with Ukraine

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Polish farmers announced that on Tuesday, February 20, they will block all border crossings with Ukraine. This includes approaches to railway stations and seaports.

This information was reported by RMF24.

The border will be blocked as part of a strike declared by the Polish trade union "Solidarity". It is stated that farmers are protesting not only against the supposed influx of cheap Ukrainian products but also against certain EU standards for environmental protection.

"Therefore, on February 20, as part of a 30-day general strike of farmers, we declare that all protest actions will focus on a complete blockade of all border crossings between Poland and Ukraine and protest actions on-site," the union statement said.

On November 6 of last year, Polish carriers began strikes at the border with Ukraine. Polish protesters demanded the return of the pass system for Ukrainian carriers.

In January, the Polish government signed an agreement with carriers to unblock the border with Ukraine. Under the agreement, the parties agreed to suspend protests at approaches to three border checkpoints until March 1.

At the end of January, the European Commission recommended extending the suspension of import duties for agricultural goods from Ukraine until 2024. Polish farmers immediately stated that they do not support this decision.

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