Ukraine’s exports via Poland collapsed due to truckers’ protests 15:42

After the strike of Polish truckers, Ukraine’s exports to European countries decreased by 40 percent. The Ministry of Economy of Ukraine reported this on its website.

“The largest export volume passed through the Polish border with 282 thousand tons. And this volume is 40% less than in the period before the Polish carriers started the strike,” said Minister of Economy Yulia Sviridenko, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine.

The publication states that the total export volume of Ukrainian products in November was 9.2 million tons, while freight transportation was 783 thousand tons. At some checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Polish border, such as Yagodin – Dorogusk, Rava-Russkaya – Khrebnoye, exports almost froze or dropped by half.

At the beginning of November Polish drivers declared a strike. obstruct the movement of freight vehicles On the Polish-Ukrainian border. Only buses, trucks carrying humanitarian aid, perishable food and fuel tanks are allowed to pass through the checkpoint.

Protesters are sure that Ukrainian truckers offer lower prices for their services and transport goods not only between the EU and Ukraine, but throughout the European Union.

Later Slovak road carriers join the protest My Polish colleagues.

They had previously announced their intentions in Poland Discuss “Visa-free transportation” For Ukraine at the EU level.

Source: Gazeta


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