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Ukraine and Poland plan to open five border entry points

The first of them is ‘Nyzhankovychi-Malhowice’ point, which can be released in two years
18:53, 28 December 2018
Reuters

Ukraine and Poland consider the possibility of opening two new checkpoints on the joint border. In particular, they are talking about the opening of ‘Nyzhankovychi-Malhowice’ checkpoint near Przemyśl city in Poland, Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andrii Deshchytsia claimed, Ukrinform reported.

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‘The task number one is the modernization of the existing entry points. Although it is possible to open ‘Nyzhankovychi-Malhowice’ checkpoint near Przemyśl within two years. For this to happen, there is a decision of the mixed commission for cross-border and regional development, there are funds in local budgets, in particular in Podkarpackie Voivodeship for the preparation of design estimates,’ he claimed.

The countries also discuss the prospect of opening four more checkpoints. One in the Volyn region, two in Lviv, and one more in the Zakarpattia region, where the borders of Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia come together.

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‘There is an objective need to open the checkpoints here. Political decision and financial support are also needed,’ the Ambassador explained.

As we previously reported, one out of two pedestrian checkpoints at the border with Poland in Lviv region “Dolgobychuv-Ugrynov” will be closed for security purposes

The pedestrian checkpoint “Dolgobychuv-Ugrynov” opened in 2014 will pass the pedestrians only until the end of 2018.

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