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Poland suspends small border traffic with Ukraine over NATO summit

Warsaw is to host NATO summit on July 8-9.

Poland suspends small border traffic with Ukraine over NATO summit
Passport control at the border with Poland
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Poland has temporarily suspended small border traffic with Ukraine in connection with the Warsaw summit of the North Atlantic Treaty, the press office of the State Border Service of Ukraine reported on 1 July.

"According to a diplomatic note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, the small border traffic between Poland and Ukraine as regards entry and stay in the territory of Poland of Ukrainian residents of border regions of Ukraine, who hold the relevant permissions issued by the authorities of the Republic of Poland, will be suspended as of July 4, 2016 " reads the release.

The citizens of Ukraine who could normally cross the border with Poland on special permissions, will have to cross the border only on the same basis as defined by the Polish side documents - passport and visa documents.

Polish Foreign Ministry said that the decision was due to the organization on July 8-9 NATO summit in Warsaw, and on July 20-31 of World Youth Days in Krakow that are expected to be visited by Pope Francis.

The Polish side will announce the date of resumption of small border traffic later on.