Donald Tusk Accuses Polish Government of Inaction in Resolving Ukrainian Border Blockade
Leader of the Polish opposition party "Civic Platform," Donald Tusk, has stated that the Polish government is responsible for inaction in connection with the blockade of border crossings with Ukraine. This was reported by PAP.
During a session in the Sejm on Tuesday, Donald Tusk was questioned about this protest. Responding to journalists' remarks that his future government would face this issue in two weeks, he stated that he plans to address this problem sooner.
"For example, today I am meeting with experts and politicians who will deal with these issues. Also, after lunch today, we will have a briefing on the issue of carriers and the protest on the Ukrainian border," Tusk announced.
Speaking about the formation of a new government under Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's leadership, Tusk noted, "If they have already succeeded in simulating the creation of a real government, then let them also deal with real problems."
"Such inaction cannot be excused because we are jeopardizing Polish-Ukrainian relations and neglecting Polish interests. This government is putting us all in a very difficult situation. The Law and Justice Party, Morawiecki, and Kaczyński fatally, very amateurishly, unprofessionally, and cynically played the Ukrainian card. Initially, when it was appropriate, they demonstrated a radically pro-Ukrainian position, completely forgetting about Polish interests," the politician emphasized.
He also stressed that cooperation with Ukraine should be based on friendship and support, but at the same time, Polish interests should not be overlooked.
"They completely ignored this and, when they realized that it angered people, began playing the anti-Ukrainian card, and later completely turned away from the border issue. This is a scandal because even in such a matter as the protest of drivers, they jeopardized our fundamental interests, relations with Ukraine, and Europe," concluded Donald Tusk.
It is worth noting that since November 6, a protest by Polish carriers has been ongoing at the Polish-Ukrainian border. Traffic of vehicles is almost completely blocked at three border crossing points with Ukraine, allowing only a few cars to pass per hour. Additionally, last week, another crossing point, "Medyka – Shehyni," was also blocked.
On Monday, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland announced that it had approached Ukraine with a proposal to resolve the situation regarding the border blockade.