Polish Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk sent a letter to his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandra Kubrakov, in which he called for the demands of the Polish protesters to be met.
This was reported by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure.
According to the Polish minister, one of the reasons for the protest is the electronic queue introduced by Ukraine for trucks returning to the EU unloaded. Such a system supposedly makes it impossible to fulfill further orders and reduces the competitiveness of companies. In addition, according to the protesters, the new system allows unequal treatment of carriers from Ukraine and Poland.
In the letter, Adamczyk called for "urgent action to meet the requirements of Polish road carriers." He proposes to abolish the mandatory registration of trucks in the electronic queue at at least two checkpoints: Zosin – Ustyluh and Nyzhankovychi – Malkhovichi.
In addition, the protesting carriers demand, first of all, the restoration of permits for international transportation for Ukrainian drivers, which were canceled in accordance with the agreement between the European Union and Ukraine of July 1, 2022.
To do this, Adamczyk appealed to the European Commissioner for Transport with a request that Ukrainian transport companies be forced to obtain permits again.
The Polish Ministry of Infrastructure also noted that preparations are currently underway for the meeting of the EU Transport Council, which will be held on December 4, 2023 in Brussels. It is going to discuss the consequences of the agreement on the abolition of the need to obtain permits for international transportation for Ukrainian carriers.
As a reminder, on November 6, Polish carriers began to block the movement of trucks at the checkpoints "Krakivets-Korczova", "Yahodyn-Dorohusk" and "Rava-Ruska-Khrebene".
Yesterday, November 26, it became known that there are cases of blocking humanitarian aid on the border with Poland.
It was also reported that the Polish strikers are planning a round-the-clock blockade of traffic in the direction of the Medyka-Shehyni checkpoints.
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