Polish, Ukrainian officials to meet at border in bid to end trucker protest
Polish and Ukrainian government officials are expected to meet at the shared border on Monday in an effort to end a protest by truck drivers who have been blocking checkpoints for the past week.
Polish truckers protest against new regulations, blocking the Polish-Ukrainian border since November 6PAP/Darek Delmanowicz
On November 13, officials from the Ukrainian Ministry for Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure will hold a border meeting with their Polish counterparts to jointly work towards ending the Polish truckers’ protest, which has been blocking the checkpoints since November 6, Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform reported.
According to the Ukrainian ministry’s Facebook page, members of Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure as well as local government officials, representatives of the European Commission Directorate for Mobility, staff of the Ukrainian embassy in Poland and members of the Polish Committee to Protect Transporters have been invited to the meeting.
Deputy Minister Serhiy Derkach is expected to lead the talks on the Ukrainian side.
Poland and Ukraine are working together to resolve the issue, officials say. Following talks between Derkach and Rafał Weber, State Secretary at Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ukrainian side has already resolved two issues raised by the protesting Polish truckers, Ukrinform reported.
Tomasz Borkowski, one of the organisers of the Polish protest, said that trucks would be blocked but humanitarian and military aid for Ukraine would be allowed to pass through.