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Passenger buses barred at Ukraine border by Polish farmer blockade

Also today, Polish farmers launched a nationwide protest involving around 70,000 people at nearly 600 locations.
Passenger buses barred at Ukraine border by Polish farmer blockade
A Polish farmer on the protest. Photo: RFE/RL
Passenger buses barred at Ukraine border by Polish farmer blockade

Polish farmers have completely blockaded the major Medyka-Shehyni border crossing with Ukraine, barring all passenger buses from entering or exiting, according to Ukraine’s Border Guard Service.

“Restrictions on bus movement began today around 11:10 am. The organizers are blocking traffic on the road in front of the Medyka crossing point, adjacent to the Ukrainian Shehyni crossing point,” the statement said.

According to the Ukrainian border guards, the Polish protesters plan to allow one bus every two hours, both entering Ukraine and exiting.

On 20 March, Polish farmers launched a nationwide protest involving around 70,000 people at nearly 600 locations. Over 50 tractors blocked an entrance to Warsaw, with signs reading “Green Deal = death of Polish farming” and “We are farmers, not beggars.” Some Polish schools also canceled classes.

The farmers demand a ban on agricultural imports from outside the EU, including Ukraine, as well as changes to the European Green Deal. They have also recently blockaded borders with Germany and Slovakia. Although the European Commission has addressed some climate/environmental demands, farmers vow to continue until all conditions are met.

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