Romanian farmers blocked truck traffic through border crossing point

Romanian farmers blocked truck traffic through border crossing point (photo: Getty Images) © RBC-Ukraine (CA)

Truck traffic through the Romanian Siret checkpoint, opposite the Ukrainian Porubne checkpoint, is blocked, reports the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

“In Romania, farmers are blocking truck traffic through the Siret checkpoint. The reasons and approximate duration of the blockade are unknown. Traffic may be hampered in both directions,” the border guards said.

According to the State Border Guard Service, there is currently no significant queue of trucks heading to Ukraine.

There are 825 vehicles registered in the E-queue for leaving Ukraine.

“Passage of cars, passenger buses, and pedestrians is carried out as usual,” the border guards added.

Ban on imports of Ukrainian grain

In the spring of 2023, some EU countries imposed a ban on imports of Ukrainian grain. This was because imports had a strong impact on prices in their domestic markets.

Later, the decision was introduced at the European Commission level for Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania, and was in effect until September 15.

After that, it was expected that the import ban would be lifted. But Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia decided to extend such measures unilaterally.

Source: RBC Ukraine