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Polish farmers face charges for dumping Ukrainian grain in border protest

Poland prosecutors investigating spilling of Ukraine grain during border protest
Poland prosecutors investigating spilling of Ukraine grain during border protest

The District Prosecutor’s Office of the town of Chełm, Lublin Voivodeship, has launched an investigation into the fact that grain was poured from Ukrainian trucks before moving to Dorohusk, Agnieszka Kępka, spokeswoman for the local prosecutor’s office in Lublin, said on Feb. 12, according to Farmer.pl.

The offenders face up to five years in prison.

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“The investigation was launched into two episodes: destruction of property and violation of customs security,” said Kępka.

“Procedural actions are ongoing. We are interviewing witnesses, monitoring and documenting the three trucks.”

Polish protesters near the Dorohusk checkpoint on the border with Ukraine damaged Ukrainian trucks and dumped grain out of them on Feb. 11. Three tons of grain were spilled from each damaged truck.

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Poland, Vasyl Zvarych, called it a “shameful crime” and urged Warsaw to respond.

Polish farmers are currently blocking five checkpoints on the border with Ukraine.

The European Commissioner intervened in the grain conflict between Ukraine and Poland on Feb. 13, 2024.

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