22 Feb 2024 15:07

Polish authorities intend to introduce special regime at checkpoints and roads leading towards border with Ukraine

WARSAW. Feb 22 (Interfax) - Warsaw intends to take special control over sections of roads leading towards checkpoints on the border with Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said.

"We will include checkpoints on the border with Ukraine and adjacent sections of highways and railways in the list of critical infrastructure," Tusk said on Thursday.

"This will happen in the next few hours," he said.

The Prime Minister noted that the Polish side would continue negotiations with both Ukraine and the EU in order to convey its point of view. This will include a joint meeting of the governments of Poland and Ukraine in Warsaw on March 28.

Tusk added that there is no need for a meeting with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to resolve the situation on the border.

Polish farmers have been organizing protests on the border with Ukraine for a long time. They are taking agricultural equipment onto the highways and blocking traffic. Their primary demand is the imposition of restrictions on supplies of agricultural products from Ukraine.

The State Border Service of Ukraine recently said that there is nothing the Polish border guards can do to influence the protesters, as the protests are not being held at the checkpoints themselves, but on the highways at a certain distance from the border.