Polish prosecutor’s office launches investigation into incident with spilled Ukrainian grain at border

Ukrainian grain on the Ukraine-Poland border. Photo: video screenshot/X

The District Prosecutor’s Office in the Polish city of Chelm in the Lublin Voivodeship has started an investigation into the spillage of grain that Ukrainian trucks were carrying in Dorohusk.

That’s according to Agnieszka Kepka, spokeswoman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin, Ukrinform reports, citing Farmer.pl.

“The investigation was initiated in two directions, i.e. destruction of property and breach of customs security. Proceedings are ongoing in the case. We are interviewing witnesses, securing the monitoring and documentation of these three trucks,” Kempka claimed.

Ukraine’s Ambassador to the Republic of Poland Vasyl Zvarych stressed that “the methods of the protesters should not be tolerated in a European civilized country.”

“The Polish authorities must decisively respond in the legal field to this shameful and offensive crime against Ukrainians and the majority of Poles, and not allow such barbaric actions in the future,” concluded the ambassador.

The offenders, if prosecuted, may face a sentence of up to five years in prison. On the day of the incident, Chelm police confirmed the police had not arrested anyone involved in the grain incident.

On February 11, at around 12:30 Kyiv time, Polish farmers intercepted three Ukrainian trucks and poured about 3 tonnes of Ukrainian grain on the ground during a “peaceful protest” near the Ukraine-Poland border.

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