Ukraine is set to issue an ultimatum to the European Union (EU) amid an escalating border conflict with Poland, a situation that is leaving critical heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) stranded.
Taras Kachka, a key figure in Ukraine’s trade representation, announced the impending ultimatum, underscoring the urgency of the issue as essential heavy goods vehicles remain stuck at the border.
The standoff threatens vital supply chains, particularly affecting the transportation of goods crucial to Ukraine’s economic stability.
Kachka stressed that the ripple effects of the blockade extend beyond the immediate Polish-Ukrainian border, affecting the European landscape as a whole. The ultimatum, he said, is a response to the dire circumstances, urging the EU to quickly resolve the issue in order to avoid a worsening of the crisis.
The situation worsened following unproductive negotiations between Ukraine and Poland last week, with both sides reporting a lack of progress.
Ukrainian authorities have revealed that thousands of trucks, mainly Ukrainian, carrying essential goods, including fuel and humanitarian aid, are currently stuck on the Polish side of the border.
As Kiev prepares to issue the ultimatum, concerns are growing over the potential consequences on critical sectors, requiring a quick and effective resolution to ease pressure on stranded heavy goods vehicles and avoid further economic repercussions.
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