Representatives of the governments of Ukraine and Poland have found certain points of contact and compromises so that protesters on the Polish side stop blocking the border, Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Vasyl Zvarych said, Ukrinform reports.
"We are continuing negotiations with the Polish government, we have found certain points of contact and compromises. And we hope that these proposals that we have developed together with the Polish government will be enough for the protesters to stop the protest," Zvarych said.
The ambassador emphasized that each day of protest causes huge damage not only to the Ukrainian economy, but also to Poland and other countries, and added that "there is no reason for the actions to continue with restrictions on border traffic."
"We can solve all the issues of concern to Polish protesters at the negotiating table. But we want to see good freedom on their part to resolve the issue and not to further aggravate it," Zvarych emphasized.
The ambassador reminded that the demands put forward by Polish protesters are within the competence of the EU, so it should be discussed together with Brussels.
"But as long as the Russian aggression continues, we cannot return these permits to ourselves, as this will further damage Ukraine's economy. And in times of war, budget revenues are essential for strengthening the defense capabilities of the Ukrainian state," he said.
The ambassador added that he hopes that the protesters will understand the solutions already worked out with the Polish government, and that the issue of border crossing will be solved comprehensively by expanding the infrastructure.
"The fact that the Uhryniv-Dolhobychiv checkpoint will be fully operational will be a positive moment in the comprehensive settlement of this problem," Zvarych summarized.