Polish airlines protest at the border with Ukraine. The driver is dead

A Ukrainian driver who planned to cross the border died in his truck near the Dorohusk-Jagodzin border crossing on November 11.

The information was provided on Facebook by Deputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine, Serhiy Derkach.

“Today a Ukrainian driver who planned to cross the border died in his truck in front of the Dorohusk-Jagodno checkpoint,” Derkach wrote. He added that the incident took place in a parking lot in the town of Chełm, near the checkpoint. The driver was 54 years old.

“The final information on the cause of death will be announced by the Polish Prosecutor’s Office after examining all the details, but at the moment there is no reason to believe that the death was due to unnatural causes,” the Ukrainian deputy minister stressed.

Why are Polish drivers protesting at the border with Ukraine?

On November 6, several dozen Polish airlines began blocking three border crossings with Ukraine. These are Korczowa, Dorohusk and Hrebenne. The reason for this is changes in EU regulations, in particular their excessive liberalization with regard to airlines from Ukraine.

Representatives of Polish companies have three demands: the introduction of commercial transport permits for cars from Ukraine, the exclusion of Polish cars from the Ukrainian electronic queue and the impossibility of registering companies in Poland if the funds are not in the EU.

On Monday, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine will organize a meeting at the border with Poland with representatives of the Polish authorities and carriers to discuss the conditions for lifting the blockade. The Ukrainian side will be represented by Deputy Minister Derkach.

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Union took unprecedented steps to support the Ukrainian economy. In particular, Brussels completely waived the obligation for Ukrainians to obtain these permits for one year and subsequently extended this provision until June 2024.

Source: Do Rzeczy