“Polish farmers will block off border crossings with Ukraine during a general strike planned for next Friday, the Solidarity trade union announced on Thursday.
In addition to blocking the Ukrainian crossings, the union plans intermittent road blockades across Poland to last through March 10, it said.
‘Our patience has run out. Brussels’ position on the last day of January 2024 is unacceptable for our entire agricultural community,’ the union said in a statement, referring to Thursday’s EU summit, which was loudly protested by farmers from across the bloc.
‘The inaction of the Polish authorities and plans to cooperate with the European Commission and respect all its decisions regarding the import of agricultural products and food from Ukraine leave us no choice but to announce a general strike,’ Solidarity added. It requested that Polish citizens respect the union’s struggle for what it framed as the ‘common good’ of the nation…”