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    Cars queu at the Shegyni checkpoint on the border with Ukraine and Poland some 100kms from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv (File)

    Ukraine Protesters Disrupt Traffic to Poland Over Border Controls

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    According to a local police spokeswoman, demonstrators in the western Ukrainian Lvov region partially blocked the road to Poland due to Warsaw's decision to impose temporary border controls in connection with the upcoming NATO summit.

    KIEV (Sputnik) Demonstrators in the western Ukrainian Lvov region partially blocked the road to Poland due to Warsaw's decision to impose temporary border controls in connection with the upcoming NATO summit, a local police spokeswoman said on Monday.

    "The traffic is partially blocked. People walk on a pedestrian crossing and partially let the vehicles pass. The traffic has been resumed in one place. In two other areas, law enforcement officers have been raising awareness," Svetlana Dobrovolskaya told RIA Novosti.

    Earlier in the day, Poland introduced monthly border controls and boosted checks with the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Checks have also been increased in ports and airports ahead of the NATO summit scheduled for July 8-9 in Warsaw.

    Shortly after, reports emerged on social media that the activists dissatisfied with Poland's move were planning to block the road near the Ukrainian village of Shehyni, which is located on the border with Poland.


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