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Hungarian border guards say hauliers' protest won't block border

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 10:52
Hungarian border guards say hauliers' protest won't block border
ANDRII DEMCHENKO. PHOTO: UKRAINE-UKRINFORM

Hungarian border guards have informed their Ukrainian counterparts that the protest planned by Hungarian hauliers will not block the border between the two countries, as is the case with Poland.

Source: Andrii Demchenko, spokesperson for Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service (SBGS), during the national 24/7 newscast

Quote from Demchenko: "The Hungarians reported that a demonstration may begin on 11 December at around 11:00 in the Záhony-Chop area."

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Details: Demchenko said Hungarians informed Ukrainian border guards that there would be no border blockade.

Ukraine's SBGS reported that around 1,000 lorries are currently queuing at the checkpoint, but the traffic is moving at a high rate.

Background: Hungarian lorry drivers are going to block the Záhony-Chop checkpoint on the border with Ukraine from Monday, 11 December, demanding the reintroduction of the permit system for Ukrainian hauliers.

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