Morawiecki: Poland supports full trade blockade of Russia

Morawiecki: Poland supports full trade blockade of Russia

Poland has proposed to impose a complete trade blockade of Russia both on land and at sea. Warsaw supports the actions of protesters who have been blocking the movement of Russian and Belarusian trucks on the Polish-Belarusian border on Saturday, March 19.

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said this during a press conference in Lubiczów near Warsaw on Saturday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Poland proposes to add a trade blockade to the existing package of sanctions as soon as possible. This means seaports, that is, a ban from entering ports for vessels flying a Russian flag, carrying Russian goods, as well as ban on trade by land,” said Morawiecki.

He added that this would make Russia think once again and look into stopping the brutal war now.

The head of the Polish government expressed hope that another ‘sobering-up’ would dawn upon European leaders and that the European Council would adopt the next package of sanctions targeting Russia.

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He has noted that he unequivocally supported the protesters who had blocked the movement of Russian and Belarusian trucks at the Polish border with Belarus Saturday, March 19.

Mateusz Morawiecki called on the European Commission to take action to impose new sanctions as soon as possible.

Poland’s PM believes this case concerns the lives and deaths of tens or even hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, as well as NATO security.

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“We must show our strength and determination towards Russia. Otherwise, we will have to pay a high price in the near future” Morawiecki said.

Hundreds of Ukrainian and Polish activists have reportedly launched a blockade of Russian and Belarusian trucks at the Kozłowiczy - Kukuryki checkpoint on the Polish-Belarusian border on Saturday morning. They demand that any trade be suspended with the aggressor power as long as Russia is waging war against Ukraine.

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