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10 May 2023, 19:58

Poland unwilling to resume passenger service by rail with Belarus due to political reasons

MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) – Poland has not resumed passenger service by rail with Belarus due to political reasons, the State Border Committee of Belarus told BelTA.

According to Polish mass media, the Polish Infrastructure Ministry has lifted the ban on passenger transportation by rail to and from Belarus. The ban was introduced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the lift of the ban has not changed the situation. The Polish government refuses to resume passenger transportation by rail due to strained diplomatic relations between Belarus and Poland.

The Belarusian border service has not received an official notification from Poland yet.

The Belarusian border service stressed that such actions of the Polish side demonstrate political bias behind the Polish government's decisions. They also ignore interests of Polish citizens, who are forced to wait in many kilometers of queues at the Belarusian-Polish border.

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