Polish agricultural groups intensify Ukraine border obstructions, blocking six crossings

The State Border Guard Service has confirmed that Polish farmers have strengthened the blockade of the Ukrainian border since February 20, as promised, ignoring the request of the Minister of Agriculture of Poland, Czeslaw Siekierski.

Traffic is blocked in six places, in particular at all the largest cargo checkpoints.

"Medyka – Shehyni". Polish farmers completely blocked the movement of trucks through the checkpoint. The deadline for the end of the blocking is not known.

"Dołhobyczów – Uhryniv". At the checkpoint, protesters plan to block traffic for all types of transport until 5:00 p.m. on February 20.

"Zosin – Ustyluh". From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., protesters intend to restrict the movement of buses, trucks and passenger vehicles in both directions. They promise to let only trucks with humanitarian aid through.

"Korczowa – Krakivets". Until 9:00 p.m. on February 20, protesters plan to block the movement of trucks leaving Poland, except for those carrying critical cargo. At the same time, buses, minibuses, cars will be able to move freely in both directions.

"Hrebenne – Rava-Ruska" . Protesters completely blocked traffic in both directions from 1:00 p.m. on February 20 for all categories of vehicles except those carrying critical goods and humanitarian aid.

"Dorohusk – Yahodyn". By 7:00 p.m., the organizers of the protest intend to completely block the movement of trucks in both directions.

Since February 9, Polish farmers on tractors have been blocking roads in almost 300 cities and towns across the country. Among them are six checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Polish border.

On February 11, protesters spilled three tons of Ukrainian grain on the Polish road near the Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint. Ukraine condemned this act with statements from both the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From February 18, Poles began to interfere with passenger transportation, in particular on the railway.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted to the actions of Polish farmers, likening them to harassment.