Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Serhiy Derkach said that work is being carried out jointly with Poland to create unified checkpoints at the border. At the moment, the agreement is being signed by the Polish authorities, he said.
“This is a single premises, a single territory, when a car drives in or a person comes and the border guards and customs officers of one and the second country are controlled at the same time, this speeds up the border crossing procedure and reduces the risks of corruption and smuggling, since police officers from both countries work there,” explained Serhiy Derkach on the air of the Rada TV channel and added that the construction of checkpoints will begin in late 2023 – early 2024.
Serhiy Derkach noted that the Ukrainian side expects the construction of common checkpoints with other EU countries.
On April 1, the border service of Ukraine reported a large accumulation of cars on the border with Poland. Many Ukrainians, explained in the border service, returned before the holidays. Queues at the border were also reported in December 2022.
The length of the common border between Poland and Ukraine is 535 km. According to the Ukrainian Border Guard, there are 14 checkpoints on the border, 8 of which are motorized.
Source : Коммерсантъ