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Over 1,000 lorries queue at Shehyni checkpoint due to Polish strike

The situation is improving at other checkpoints.

Due to the strike of Polish carriers and farmers, a queue of more than a thousand trucks formed at the Shehyni-Medyka checkpoint. At other checkpoints, the queue of trucks has begun to decrease, the vice president of the Association of International Road Carriers, Volodymyr Balin, has said, Ukrinform reports.

"Today, there are 600-700 vehicles at each border - Dorohusk, Hrebenne and Korchova. The number of cars has decreased - some cars are allowed through, some cars went around. We know carriers who have left their vehicles in the car park and left for the time being because the goods are not perishable. They have agreed with the consignees that as long as this situation lasts, the trucks will stay in Poland," Balin said.

According to Balin, more than 1,000 vehicles have already accumulated at the Shehyni-Medyka checkpoint on the Polish side, and the queue continues to grow. It is difficult to move to other checkpoints, as it will involve going through additional countries and passing additional customs procedures there.

"That's why those already in the queues - I don't think they will move anywhere. They will wait. And those who are now planning a trip from the European Union to Ukraine, they are trying to go through Uzhhorod-Vysne Nemecke from Slovakia, Chop-Zahony from Hungary. Or we even know of importers who are now using trucks to transport perishable goods through Uhryniv," he said.

Polish carriers have warned that starting from 27 November, traffic will be blocked at the Shehyni checkpoint around the clock.

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