Ukraine to open up to four new checkpoints on borders with Poland, Slovakia

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Canan Kevser
14 September 2021, 16:08
Canan Kevser
14 September 2021, 16:08

Ukraine is planning to open three to four new checkpoints on its borders with Poland and Slovakia.

This was announced by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia on the Dom TV channel.

In particular, new border checkpoints are planned to be opened in the Lviv region on the border section near the Polish city of Przemyśl, and in the Volyn region.

"We have plans, there is an interdepartmental commission that develops plans for the opening of checkpoints. We already have experience, there are locations where we would like to open these checkpoints," Deshchytsia said.

Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia

The authorities are also discussing opening new checkpoints in Zakarpattia, on the border with Poland and Slovakia.

"It may be even in Zakarpattia region, although this checkpoint there will most likely be a pedestrian checkpoint for now," said the Ambassador.

However, according to the ambassador, there may be difficulties in creating new border crossing points in the Zakarpattia region, as the border zone is located in the Uzhansky National Park, Polonyny in Slovakia, Beschadsky in Poland. Since these are protected areas, the authorities will need to negotiate to obtain more permits for national parks.