Ukrainian activists block vehicles at Poland-Belarus border, demand halting EU commerce with Russia
Ukrainian activists are presently blocking vehicles from crossing the border from Poland to Belarus.
The activists demanded that the European Union cease its commerce with Russia.
“Each product and each euro that feeds the Russian financial system kills Ukrainians,” they mentioned on a Facebook page dedicated to the protest.
One of many Ukrainian activists, Iryna Zemlyana, informed the Kyiv Unbiased there have been about 200 protesters on the border. She mentioned the road of vehicles presently stretches for greater than 30 kilometers.
Zemlyana additionally mentioned the protest would final till the EU’s commerce with Russia and Belarus is halted.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on March 19 successfully backed the demonstrators and proposed an EU embargo on commerce with Russia.
That is the second time the activists are blocking the border for Russian and Belarusian vehicles. Throughout the earlier rally final weekend, on March 12-14, dozens of protesters blocked the border however had been ultimately pushed away by the police.
Writer: Oleg SukhovOleg Sukhov is a political reporter on the Kyiv Unbiased. He’s a former editor and reporter on the Moscow Occasions. He has a grasp’s diploma in historical past from the Moscow State College. He moved to Ukraine in 2014 because of the crackdown on impartial media in Russia and lined struggle, corruption, reforms and regulation enforcement for the Kyiv Publish.