Another checkpoint will be opened on the Ukrainian-Polish border

16:53 24 October Kyiv, Ukraine

By the end of 2022, it is planned to open a new checkpoint "Nizhankovichi - Malchowice" on the Polish border.

The new checkpoint will provide for the movement of cars and trucks with a total weight of up to 3.5 tons.

This was reported by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

"Work is being completed on the construction of a section of the road Nizhankovichi - Drohobych - Stryi, leading to the new checkpoint "Nizhankovichi - Malchovice" on the border of Ukraine and Poland. The new checkpoint will provide for the movement of cars and trucks with a total weight of up to 3.5 tons.

First, empty trucks will be allowed to cross the border here, and then the checkpoint will operate for other vehicles and for pedestrians," the ministry explained.

"During the full-scale invasion, one of the priorities of the Ministry of Infrastructure was the reorientation of export logistics to the western borders. First of all, we are talking about expanding the capacity of existing checkpoints and building new ones.

By the end of the year, we plan to open a passage for empty trucks with a new checkpoint "Nizhankovichi - Malchovice". This project has been effectively frozen since 2007. Then, together with our Polish colleagues, we plan to open it for all types of vehicles and pedestrians," said Minister of Infrastructure Alexander Kubrakov.

It is expected that the new checkpoint will make it possible to unload existing checkpoints and speed up cargo and passenger logistics on the Ukrainian-Polish border.

To date, the construction of the checkpoint has actually been completed, only the arrangement of the road and auxiliary infrastructure remains, the ministry added.