Amid farmer protests, Poland considers extending embargo on Ukrainian goods.
Polish law enforcement detained a journalist from “Ukrainska Pravda” media outlet, Mykhailo Tkach, along with a cameraperson, near…
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Macron suggests Western nations might send troops to Ukraine, saying France is "not against sending them"; Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic quickly dismiss the idea.
Resolving the impasse at the Polish-Ukrainian border will require compromises addressing the grievances of Polish protesters while ensuring Ukraine's continued trade access to Europe.
The spilled cargo at a Polish rail station this week was the third recent incident involving trains carrying Ukrainian goods. Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said the incidents appeared to be "planned sabotage" against Ukrainian agriculture.
The Ukrainian president urges his Polish counterpart and the prime minister to join him at the border, where Polish farmers have been protesting and disrupting trade and travel since 20 February 2024.
Polish farmers escalated border protests over Ukrainian imports, completely blocking trucks at one checkpoint and spilling grain, while Ukrainian truckers initiated counter-blockades against Polish trucks.
Protesters from four more EU countries to join Polish farmers in blocking Ukraine border entry checkpoint
German, Belgian, Dutch, and French farmers to join Polish border blockade of the Dorohusk-Yahodyn entry point to Ukraine.
An investigation is underway after Polish farmers spilled some three tons of Ukrainian grain to protest imports, drawing condemnation and a call for accountability from Kyiv.
At the Dorohusk border crossing with Ukraine, Polish protesters damaged three Ukrainian trucks.
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Ukrainian Commander Zaluzhnyi and Polish General Kukuła conferred via call about the frontline situation, associated security risks, and possibilities for enhanced military cooperation.
Polish farmers, in nationwide protests, decry the policy on duty-free Ukrainian agricultural imports, claiming it undercuts domestic prices and threatens their livelihoods. The gov't seeks a balanced solution, mindful of EU laws and Ukrainian relations.
Poland put its military aircraft on heightened readiness on 23 Jan. for the second time, after detecting an unknown object that had flown into Polish airspace during Russia's massive attack on Ukraine on 29 Dec.
Ukraine-Poland border traffic picking up pace with about 5,000 trucks having crossed over since Polish truckers suspended the blockade of border checkpoints last week, says Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Kubrakov.
Outlining 3 key objectives for 2024, Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal sought Poland's backing to secure EU accession negotiations this year, clear NATO decisions on Ukraine's pathway to membership at the Washington summit, and release of funding from the Ukraine Facility aid program.
Polish truck drivers agreed to suspend their protest at the Polish-Ukrainian border until 1 March 2024, after blocking the passage of goods for months over fears of losing their market share to Ukrainian competitors.
"Our common border should be a true European border. A border of unity. There should be no borders between our people," Zelenskyy said.
Poland's foreign minister called on Europe to expand sanctions and reduce Russia's weapons capabilities in response to the recent deadly missile strikes.
The Polish protesters announced on 24 December, 2023 that they would halt the border blockade at the Medyka-Shehyni checkpoint for the holidays and resume it on 2-3 January 2024 if they did not "receive a written statement from the Prime Minister that their demands would be met."