The official made the declare after protesters dumped grain from automobiles attempting to enter Poland
Protesting Polish farmers, who offloaded grain from Ukrainian vehicles onto a street close to the nations’ shared border, are appearing in Russia’s curiosity, Andrey Sadovoy, the mayor Lviv, has claimed.
The incident occurred on Sunday exterior the Dorohusk checkpoint, which is being blocked by demonstrators, Polish police spokeswoman Eva Chyzh stated.
In keeping with Chyzh, three vehicles pushed by Ukrainian residents crossed into Poland, however had been prevented by the farmers from shifting any additional.
“At one level, they [the protesters] opened the trailers, inflicting among the grain to spill onto the street,” she stated.
The vehicles then returned to Ukraine, the spokeswoman harassed, including that there was no bodily contact or different “harmful conditions” between the drivers and the farmers.
An investigation has been launched into the incident, with the officers questioning witnesses and establishing the identities of the individuals concerned, Chyzh added.
Sadovoy, who took to Telegram on Monday, labeled the protesting Polish farmers “pro-Russian provocateurs.” The dumping of the grain was a “imply and shameful” act, he harassed.
“Ukrainians are actually watering the fields that give delivery to this grain with their blood. Harvesting wheat in a subject that has seen battle is like working as a mine-clearer,” the mayor of Lviv, situated close to the Polish border, defined.
Polish truckers and farmers began their blockade of key checkpoints on the Ukrainian border in early October in protest in opposition to the EU’s determination to exempt their Ukrainian counterparts from having to hunt permits to enter the bloc. They argued that measures launched after the outbreak of the battle between Moscow and Kiev led to unfair competitors and drove down the costs of agricultural produce.
The blockade was lifted a month in the past after the federal government gave in to the calls for of the protesters, which included reinstating a allow system for Ukrainian truckers, adopting authorities subsidies for Polish corn, and a moratorium on tax hikes.
Nevertheless, final week the blockade of the border crossing resumed. “Now we have no different selection,” Marcin Wilgos, an organizer of the motion in Dorohusk, informed AFP on Friday. The circulation of Ukrainian items, that are produced with out compliance with EU requirements and procedures, is an excessive amount of of a burden for the Polish agricultural sector, he insisted.
Additionally on Friday, the Polish farmers adopted the instance of their colleagues from France, Germany and the Netherlands and disputed visitors in lots of cities and cities throughout the nation with their tractors, decrying not solely low cost Ukrainian produce, but additionally the EU’s inexperienced insurance policies.