MINSK, 24 March (BelTA) – The situation with vehicles queuing to leave Belarus and enter Poland is becoming increasingly tense, BelTA learned from Anton Bychkovsky, an official spokesman for the State Border Committee of Belarus.
The Belarusian border service representative described the long queues as a consequence of the Poland government's decision to close border crossings at the Belarusian border. “We expected this negative trend right after the border crossing Bobrowniki was closed,” Anton Bychkovsky said.
The State Border Committee of Belarus knows that there are no long truck queues or car queues on the Polish side of the border. “It proves that Polish agencies artificially slow down the clearance of incoming vehicles, thus creating a tense situation on the Belarusian side of the border,” Anton Bychkovsky said.
Poland's unwillingness to normalize the work of border crossings directly affects ordinary citizens, who have to spend days for their turn to enter Poland. “Such treatment of truckers and motorists, including not only those from the Republic of Belarus, discredits professionalism of neighboring control services and has nothing to do with an adequate understanding of the processes going on at the border,” the official said.