A total of 2,100 trucks are stuck in a queue at the border between Ukraine and Poland due to a strike by Polish carriers. Andriy Demchenko, a spokesman for the State Border Guard Service, said this during a telethon.
Demchenko said that a large number of trucks had gathered near the Shehyni and Rava-Ruska checkpoints.
As for the queues to enter Poland, he noted that there are also thousands of vehicles waiting to cross the border. The largest traffic is recorded in the direction of the Krakowets checkpoint.
Demchenko also noted that the intensity of traffic is much lower now than before November 6.
"About 1200-1300 trucks crossed the border in both directions through the Yahodyn checkpoint, which was adapted for freight transportation, earlier in the day, while now this figure has dropped to 120-140 vehicles," he said.
Demchenko also said that over the past day, the Polish side has allowed no more than 20 trucks to cross the border at the Yahodyn checkpoint. At the same time, until November 6, about 600 trucks crossed the border in each direction per day at the Rava-Ruska and Krakowets checkpoints, but this number has now dropped by two or three times.
Regarding the situation on the border with Slovakia, the SBGS spokesperson noted that there are about 600 trucks in the queues at the Uzhhorod-Vysne Nemecke checkpoint.
In addition, about 1,000 trucks are queued up on the border with Hungary opposite the Tisa checkpoint.
According to Demchenko, the border guards have information from their Slovak colleagues that today they will start blocking traffic for trucks in the direction of the Uzhhorod-Vysne Nemecke checkpoint.
"Actually, at 4 p.m. Kyiv time, we will see what the situation on the border with Slovakia will be like. Although the participants of this action said that they would let about four trucks per hour to leave Slovakia," Demchenko said.