The ambassadors of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to Poland have announced a demarche against Poland over the blockade of the Ukrainian border.
This was stated by Brita Kikas, a spokesperson for the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a commentary to ERR.
A demarche means an appeal by one government to another government to attract attention and with proposals to take specific measures.
"We respect the right of truck drivers to demonstrate. But unfortunately, this has led to a difficult situation that creates problems for other carriers and additional difficulties for the Ukrainian economy," Kikas said.
It will be recalled that on November 6, Polish carriers blocked the movement of van trucks at three checkpoints on the border with Ukraine. Their demands included the cancellation of transport visa-free regime for Ukrainian drivers.
The European Commission opposed this decision.
"The idea of returning the permits is unacceptable... Allowing operations under different numbers and different amounts of permits in the EU was not viable," said European Commissioner Adina Vălean.
On December 5, Slovak carriers stopped the blockade of the checkpoint on the border with Ukraine. This was the second demonstration in Slovakia in support of Polish protesters.