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Polish and Ukrainian infrastructure ministers address border blockage

21.12.2023 15:00
Polish Infrastructure Minister Dariusz Klimczak and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandr Kubrakov met in Warsaw to discuss the ongoing cargo blockage at the Poland-Ukraine border caused by Polish truckers' protests.
Ukraines Kubrakov and Polands Klimczak.
Ukraine's Kubrakov and Poland's Klimczak.Photo: twitter.com/OlKubrakov

The truckers have been protesting for over a month, demanding the reintroduction of restrictions for Ukrainian trucks entering the European Union.

"We held the first meeting with the newly appointed minister of infrastructure of Poland Dariusz Klimczak in Warsaw," Kubrakov stated, adding that "It is important to come to a common understanding of the figures and data on traffic and on market share held by our and Polish carriers."

Ukraine heavily relies on road transport with EU member Poland for exports and imports, especially since the Russian invasion nearly two years ago affected Black Sea shipping.

Poland's new pro-EU Prime Minister Donald Tusk has committed to resolving this conflict and criticized the previous government for neglecting the protesting truckers.


Source: AFP, Kyiv Post