Ukrainian authorities announced on Sunday evening that about three thousand trucks, most of them Ukrainian, were lost on the Polish side of the Polish-Ukrainian border due to a protest by Polish transporters.
According to information, the trucks are also loaded with fuel and humanitarian aid.
Polish truck drivers have begun protesting because they believe the government has not done enough to prevent their foreign rivals from making gains since the Russian attack on Ukraine. Roads leading to three crossings on the Ukrainian border were closed. So far, Kiev and Warsaw have not been able to reach an agreement to end the protests.
Ukrainian drivers have been taking bribes at the Polish border for ten days. Thousands are forced to live in humiliating conditions, with little food, water and fuel
Written on X Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. According to the politician, there were 30 kilometers of queues in Jahodin, 10 kilometers in Rawa-Ruszka, and 16 kilometers in Krakowice on the Polish side of the border.
Shirhi Dirkacs According to the Ukrainian Deputy Minister, fuel and humanitarian aid are also being wasted at the border, even though those trucks should be able to pass unhindered.
The Polish News Agency reported on Sunday that at the beginning of the week, protesting drivers may close the crossing between Medica and Sihiny, the busiest crossing on the Polish-Ukrainian border. You can cross the border in eight places.
According to Ukrainian authorities, between 40,000 and 50,000 trucks cross from Poland into Ukraine every month, double the number before the Russian attack, but only a small number of vehicles can pass through the blocked crossings every hour.