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"Vu d'ailleurs" n°130 - The fear of the Ukrainian trucker

2023-12-02T13:18:54.558Z

Highlights: "Vu d'ailleurs" n°130 - The fear of the Ukrainian trucker. Since 6 November, Polish farmers and truckers have refused to let Ukrainian agricultural products through. Thousands of Ukrainian drivers are sometimes waiting up to six days in front of the three border crossings blocked by protesters. This is one of the perverse effects of the measures to support the Ukrainian economy, which allowed Ukrainian hauliers to move freely within the Schengen area, without any obligation to comply with Community regulations.


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Kyiv on Friday denounced a catastrophic situation, as Polish protesters have blocked thousands of Ukrainian trucks at the border for nearly a month. El País visited the Medyka post last Sunday, where the blockade is tightening every day as the cold sets in. Since 6 November, Polish farmers and truckers have refused to let Ukrainian agricultural products through. Thousands of Ukrainian drivers are sometimes waiting up to six days in front of the three border crossings blocked by protesters, in deplorable sanitary conditions, according to the Spanish daily.

This is one of the perverse effects of the measures to support the Ukrainian economy, which allowed Ukrainian hauliers to move freely within the Schengen area, without any obligation to comply with Community regulations. It's hard to accuse Poland of not bearing its share of the burden in Europe's support for...

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Source: lefigaro

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