Second truck driver dies in queue on Ukrainian-Polish border, Ukrainian embassy demands that Polish MFA unblock movement
Two drivers of Ukrainian trucks have died in a queue caused by a strike of Polish carriers on the Ukrainian-Polish border, Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland Vasil Zvarych has said.
"In connection with the death of, unfortunately, the second Ukrainian driver of a Ukrainian truck in the queue caused by the strike of Polish carriers in front of the Korczowa checkpoint, the Embassy urgently sent another official note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, demanding unblock the movement of trucks. Corresponding messages have also been communicated to the Ministry of the Interior and Administration of Poland," he said on Facebook on Thursday.
The diplomat emphasized that the restriction of freight traffic by protesters creates a threat to the life and health of people, and also threatens the safety and order of traffic on the roads, which, according to Polish laws, "provides direct grounds for the dissolution of a strike by a representative of the local government body that issued permission to hold it."
"We call on the Polish authorities to take decisive action to unblock traffic and not allow Ukrainian, Polish and foreign truck drivers to stand in long queues without proper conditions, to become hostages of the protest organizers' actions. Everyone has the right to protest and defend their position. But the form, time and duration of the meeting chosen this time in difficult weather conditions creates a real threat to life and health, as well as the safety of people," Zvarych said.