Polish businesses face losses amidst border blockade with Ukraine

Polish businesses are experiencing significant losses due to the ongoing border blockade with Ukraine, affecting both countries’ economies and defence capabilities against Russian aggression. The blockade has caused a detrimental effect on the Polish economy, with trade volume between Kyiv and Warsaw reaching 13 billion euros, exceeding the volume of Ukrainian exports to Poland by more than two times.

The border blockade has resulted in substantial economic losses for Ukrainian businesses, amounting to about $500 million, weakening the Ukrainian economy and impacting its defence against Russian aggression. Additionally, Polish companies are suffering due to the loss of one of the most important outlets of Polish goods, hindering trade between the two countries and causing a severe blow to Ukraine’s defence, consequently affecting Poland’s security.

Such border blockades play into the hands of Russia, benefitting the country by weakening the economies of both Ukraine and Poland and undermining Ukraine’s defence capabilities against Russian aggression. This allows Russia to profit from increased exports of agricultural and food products to the EU market, thus further destabilizing global and European markets and creating anti-Ukrainian sentiment to undermine European solidarity with Ukraine.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army).