Locals block traffic at three checkpoints at Ukraine-Poland border

Source : 112 Ukraine

Assistant Head of State Border Service Oleg Slobodyan reported this on Monday
12:35, 4 July 2016

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Local residents from frontier towns in western Ukraine protest against the decision of Polish government to postpone the local border traffic. The decision took force on July 4 and will stay effective till August 4, Oleg Slobodyan posted at Facebook.

‘The restrictions are caused by a number of important events that are to take place in Poland in July. The local residents of Ukraine, who live in the districts adjacent to Poland, now only have the right to cross the border on a regular basis. Poland tightened border control at borders with Germany and the Czech Republic, too. The situation seems quite understandable. But the locals oppose this decision of the Polish authorities. Dozens of Ukrainians blocked checkpoints Grushiv, Rava-Ruska and Sheghyni, at the distance of one kilometer away from the checkpoints,’ Slobodyan posted.    

According to him, currently, the situation is quite stable; the National Police employees are now negotiating with the protesters. The official added that no traffic blocking is observed at the rest of Ukraine-Poland border checkpoints.

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