Farmers’ protest on the S3 viaduct in Sulechów (Lubuskie Voivodeship) is underway. It is not possible to enter and exit the Sulechów junction in both directions. Dissatisfied farmers also appeared in Kłodzko (Lower Silesia).
From about 10.15 a protest of farmers on the viaduct of the S3 route in Sulechów has been going on. About 50 people are participating in the protest. Farmers with a dozen or so tractors block roundabouts at the intersection of Odrzańska Street with the national road 32 and the roundabout connecting Warszawska Street with the road to Cigacice.
There are obstacles in both directions.
They only go off the road at the full hour
Blockades last about 45 minutes. Every hour on the hour, farmers leave the roundabout for about 15 minutes and allow waiting vehicles to pass. After a quarter of an hour, the farm tractors return to the roundabout.
The protest is to last until 14.00 (although it is reported until 18.00).
According to Małgorzata Stanisławska from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Zielona Góra, there are police officers on site who direct traffic and ensure safety. The Sulechów junction is located on the 177th kilometer of the “3” expressway, between the Świebodzin Południe and Zielona Góra Północ junctions.
They want the reintroduction of tariffs on agricultural products from Ukraine
The main postulate of farmers is unchanged – to restore the duty on agricultural products imported from Ukraine.
On Saturday, the provisions of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers on the implementation by the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture of tasks related to the establishment of a support measure in emergency situations for the cereals and oilseeds sectors entered into force. The government approved the rules on Friday. On the same day, they were also published in the Journal of Laws.
The Regulation provides that additional support will be provided to producers of corn, rye, barley, oats, triticale, cereal mixtures or rapeseed or turnip rape, due to increased imports of cereals and oilseeds from Ukraine. Aid rates vary depending on the distance of individual regions of Poland from ports through which it is possible to export grain from the country and on markets in the west of the EU. In accordance with the regulation of the Minister of Development and Technology published on Friday around The transport of agricultural goods from Ukraine through Poland is possible from Friday on the basis of EU regulations on external transit or on the basis of the convention on a common transit procedure drawn up in Interlaken, provided that the transit through our country ends in seaports in Gdańsk, Gdynia, Świnoujście or Szczecin or outside the territory of the Republic of Poland.
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