Will there be a Ukrainian-Polish crossing in Transcarpathia?

5 April 2013 12:49  8533081 033724
Will there be a Ukrainian-Polish crossing in Transcarpathia?

 4 квітня в м. Красічин Підкарпатського воєводства Республіки Польща відбулося засідання Комісії з питань транскордонного співробітництва українсько-

April 4, in Krasiczyn of Subcarpathian Voivodeship of Poland there was a meeting of the Commission on CBC of Ukrainian-Polish Intergovernmental Coordination Council on regional cooperation, reported the press service of the Transcarpathian Regional Council.

It was attended by representatives of central and regional authorities, diplomatic missions of Ukraine and Poland, the regional structures of Volyn, Transcarpathian and Lviv regions, Lublin and Subcarpathian voivodship. Transcarpathia was represented at the meeting by the deputy head of the regional council Andriy Serbaylo.

The participants discussed the state and prospects of development of border infrastructure in the context of border areas security, as well as prospects of creation of a network of checkpoints on Ukrainian-Polish border.

 The Deputy Head of the Transcarpathian Regional Council Andriy Serbaylo also took part in the discussion of these issues and drew attention to the need to open a bicycle and pedestrian checkpoint "Lubni-Volosate."

He said that despite the repeated discussions of this issue by local authorities on both sides, in the Transcarpathian region there is not yet a single Ukrainian-Polish border crossing point, and local residents and tourists who wish to cross the border have to travel over 100 km to the nearest checkpoint in Lviv region or make a transit route through Slovakia.

In this regard, following the discussion, the co-chairmen of the Commission signed the protocol where they emphasized the importance creation of the network of new international border crossing points, including "Lubni-Volosate" for development of cross-border cooperation. 

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