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The Ukrainian railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) has announced that Polish protesters blocked the passenger train No. 119 Kyiv-Chelm on 18 February, the CFTS portal reports.

"There were 260 passengers on the train, the vast majority of them women and children. Many passengers had transfers and flights scheduled. After the intervention of the Polish police and railway workers, the train was unblocked and continued its journey," Ukrzaliznytsia said in a statement.

Currently, rail traffic between Ukraine and Poland is continuing normally: passenger and freight trains are running without complications.

According to the company, it is closely monitoring the situation on the Ukrainian border with Poland and is cooperating with border guards, the Ukrainian embassy in Poland, the Ministry of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"Ukrzaliznytsia emphasizes that the blocking of rail traffic is unacceptable. We consider these actions by the protesters outrageous, given the history of partnership and economic relations between our countries. Moreover, such actions have a negative impact on the ability to defend Ukraine and the EU’s borders against the Russian aggressor," Ukrzaliznytsia said.