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Border blockade to cause more damage to Poland than Ukraine

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 17:02
Border blockade to cause more damage to Poland than Ukraine
Stock photo: State Border Guard Service

Because of the high level of cooperation between Polish and Ukrainian entrepreneurs, Poland's economy will suffer more as a result of the border blockade than Ukraine.

Source: Volodymyr Balin, Vice President of the Association of International Road Carriers, on the air of the national 24/7 newscast 

Quote: "According to our estimates, the ongoing strikes cause significant damage to the Polish budget and economy, even more than the economy of Ukraine," Balin said.

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According to him, the Polish economy will suffer greatly because Ukraine and Poland have a high level of cooperation in certain industries. So will those who import Polish products for Ukrainian customers.

Background: 

  • On the morning of 20 February, Polish farmers blocked the railway near the Shehyni-Medyka checkpoint and spilled some grain out of a freight train wagon. This was the second incident since the beginning of these protests, but the first one on the railway.
  • Polish farmers who are blocking traffic near Ukrainian checkpoints announced their plans to extend their protest for another month, until April.

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