Slovak Truckers Protest at Ukraine Border
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Slovak truckers staged a brief symbolic blockage of the country’s main crossing with Ukraine on Thursday but threatened a full blockade in the near future to support Polish calls for restrictions on the number of Ukrainian trucks entering the European Union.
Polish drivers have been blocking roads to three crossings with Ukraine for over a week, citing government inaction over a loss of business to foreign competitors since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
They insist on the return of a limited number of licenses for Ukrainian truckers, a demand Kyiv said it would not consider.
Haulers’ union UNAS chief Stanislav Skala told Reuters that Ukrainian truckers took away business by undercutting prices with cheap fuel and other costs, as well as doing prohibited intra-EU business.
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