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Poland – Belarus highway blocked by protestors

Hundreds of trucks were prevented from crossing the Poland-Belarus border at the village of Kukuryki, creating queues of up to 40km as per sources. The protesters called for a ban on trade with Russia and its ally Belarus. As per the traffic monitor, the queue of trucks currently waiting to leave Poland for Belarus stretches about 14km. This is to pressure Moscow into ending its war on Ukraine. Slogans with “NO Trade with Russia!” began early Saturday. Activists have been blocking transport trucks at the Polish-Belarusian border. Protesters have been blocking trade on and off for two weeks because Belarus has allowed Russian forces to use the country as a staging ground for their invasion of Ukraine.

Over 200 campaigners, mostly Ukrainians, gathered over the weekend in a bid to prevent trucks crossing the border. Commenting on the protest on Saturday, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on the European Union to halt all land and sea trade with Russia. A Polish news outlet reported that at first there was no interference by police, but they only ensured the safety of the protestors as there were fights between drivers and protestors.

As per sources, Poland apparently is proposing to add a trade blockade to this package of sanctions as soon as possible, (including) both of its seaports. Plus, a ban on land trade. Which means fully cutting off Russia’s trade and forcing Russia to consider stop this cruel war,”. Last week it was announced that Switzerland, although not an EU state, would join it in imposing sanctions on Russia.

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