Border guards refute forgeries on closing checkpoints with Poland
Reports in some Polish media about the Ukrainian side’s alleged plans to suspend checkpoints at the border with Poland from June 15 are false.
It was in a comment to a Ukrinform correspondent by the head of the press service of the National Border Service of Ukraine Oleg Boyko.
“This information is not true,” said Boyko.
According to him, the Ukrainian side is ready to resume work and authorize people at all checkpoints on the border with Poland.
The head of the press service of the SPSU noted that, in accordance with the decision of the Ukrainian government, the works of 66 checkpoints at the border with Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Moldova resumed on May 29 .
As Boyko pointed out, the SPSU is now awaiting an appropriate decision from the Polish side to resume operation of all border crossing points on a common border. We are talking about Ustilug-Zosin, Ugrinov-Dolgobichuv, Grushev-Budomezh and Smelnitsa-Krostsenko, as well as Medica-Shegini for motor vehicles.
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Some Polish media have reported that the Ukrainian side plans to suspend the operation of its checkpoints at the border with Poland from June 15. Consequently, the Association of Polish Gardeners appealed to the President of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland to ask him to intervene immediately in the situation and to do everything possible to cross the border correctly by Ukrainians sent to seasonal work in Poland.
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To date, three car checkpoints operate on the Ukrainian-Polish border: Rava-Russkaya-Grebenne, Yagodin-Dorogusk and Krakovets-Korcheva, and a pedestrian – Shegini-Medica. It can be crossed by Ukrainian citizens who have a permit and a permanent or temporary residence in Poland, diplomats, students studying in Poland, close relatives of citizens of the Republic of Poland, as well as those who go to Poland based on work visas and work permits or employer requests for employment intent. For tourist purposes, Ukrainian citizens cannot yet visit Poland.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru