Hundreds of trucks were stuck there carrying goods to Russia
Due to the transport collapse that occurred on the Polish-Belarusian border near the Bobrovniki checkpoint, it could hit the Russians. Currently, a 25-kilometer traffic jam has formed in front of the checkpoint, many of which were carrying goods to Russia.
This means that Russian consumers may face interruptions in the supply of products and higher prices, which are already being warned by suppliers, Kommersant reports.
Thus, the Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC) sent an appeal to the First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Andrei Belousov with a request to assist in solving problems with road transport from Europe to Russia.
The message emphasizes that about ten percent of Russian imports, including medical products, raw materials, packaging, equipment and essential goods, passed through the Polish-Belarusian border.
Now in front of the Bobrovniki checkpoint there is a 25-kilometer traffic jam of trucks, the border crossing time has increased to 80 hours. At the same time, a simple one truck costs at least 500 euros per day.
Large retailers also complain about supply problems. At the same time, market participants do not see a logistic solution to the current problem, and are counting on a political settlement of the issue.
The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border began on November 8, when several thousand people from the Middle East tried to enter the territory of the European Union.
Against the background of a sharp deterioration in relations with Minsk, the Polish authorities threatened to completely cut off transport links with Belarus.