Polish farmers block five checkpoints on border with Ukraine in Feb 13
Polish farmers blocked five checkpoints on the border with Ukraine in the morning of February 13, with about 1,250 trucks in queues, Spokesman for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Andriy Demchenko said.
"As of now, five checkpoints are blocked," he said during a national telethon on Tuesday morning.
According to him, until 10:00 yesterday, Polish farmers blocked two directions: Yahodyn and Rava-Ruska. And after 10:00 they resumed blocking Shehyni and expanded the geography of their actions in the directions of the Ustyluh and Uhryniv checkpoints.
"In fact, these are five directions where traffic for cargo vehicles is blocked on the territory of Poland," Demchenko said, noting that "in all these directions, as of this morning, there are approximately 1,250 trucks in queues, most of all in front of Yahodyn and Rava Ruska."
He said "a small number of trucks are allowed through. In fact, in an hour, from one to three cars can be allowed through in any direction, both towards Poland and to the exit. It all depends on the organizers and participants and their desire to let cars through their conditional places where they block traffic. Fortunately, traffic for other categories of transport is not blocked. Cars and buses freely cross the border in both directions," the spokesman said.