14 Feb 2024 20:08

Ukrainian road carriers begin counter-blockade of border with Poland in retaliation to Polish farmers' actions

MOSCOW. Feb 14 (Interfax) - Ukrainian road carriers intend to launch a protest against the actions of Polish farmers from the direction of the Ukrainian customs office near the Yagodin-Dorogusk crossing point on the morning of Thursday, February 15, Ukrainian media reported, citing the public organization International Road Carriers of Ukraine on social networks.

"In connection with Polish farmers' blockade and arbitrary actions on the border, Ukrainian international carriers cannot stand aside. Therefore, we demand equal conditions of economic cooperation," the business association said in a statement.

The protesters intend to prevent Polish trucks from entering Ukraine.

The Polish trade union Solidarnosc declared a 30-day farmers' strike on February 9. Five crossing points on the Ukrainian border were blocked as of February 13. Solidarnosc said Polish farmers planned to block all border crossing points between Poland and Ukraine, including by railway and sea, from February 20.

According to earlier reports, an incident in which protesters intentionally spoiled Ukrainian grain occurred near the Yagodin-Dorogusk crossing point on the Polish side.