The strike of Polish carriers on the border with Ukraine will have legal consequences: Ukraine and Poland are preparing lawsuits against protesters for compensation for damage caused by blocking border checkpoints.
This news was announced during the telethon by the vice-president of the Association of International Road Carriers of Ukraine Vladimir Balin. According to him, there will soon be the most accurate information about who gave permission for this act, who asked, on what grounds. And all this will form the basis of the claims.
“The situation is actually critical.. Today we say that we have legal support already in Poland. Lawyers have two tasks. The first task is to unblock the situation as quickly as possible. The second is to find out who is to blame and who will pay for these losses. We are working on this together with our colleagues,” emphasized Vladimir Balin.
The situation on the border is not beneficial either for Poland and the European Union, or for Ukraine, which is already suffering due to the Russian occupation in the east, and is now also suffering economic damage on the western border due to the blocking of commercial transport.. The queues there are incredible in scale.
On Sunday, November 19, the Minister of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine Alexey Kubrakov wrote on his Facebook page that “… towards Yagodin the queue stretched for more than 30 km, towards Rava Ruska – more than 10 km, towards Krakovets – more than 16 kilometers.”
According to the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure, proactive teams are already working at all three of these checkpoints, with 11 thousand food kits, drinking water and necessary medicines to distribute to drivers.
Distributing food parcels and water as stranded drivers run out of supplies. Diesel fuel for autonomous heaters is about to run out. Photo: Alexey Kubrak/Facebook
Let us remind you that a group of Polish carriers began blocking the approaches to the border on November 6. Three highways from Ukraine are clamped in a vice. Polish road carriers are demanding the renewal of commercial permits for Ukrainian companies that were valid in the pre-war period for the transportation of goods. However, this requirement, as reported by the European Commission and Ukrainian officials, is legally impossible.