This situation, as reported by ERR, is causing significant disruptions for other carriers and posing challenges to the Ukrainian economy.
At a meeting in Warsaw with the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure, the ambassadors of the three Baltic nations made a formal demarche. A demarche in diplomacy is a step taken by one government to draw another government's attention to an issue, often accompanied by suggestions for specific actions.
Brita Kikas, a spokesperson for the Estonian Foreign Ministry, expressed respect for the truck drivers' right to protest but highlighted the resultant difficulties. "We are addressing this issue with Poland and hope that a resolution will emerge soon through collaboration between Poland, Ukraine, and the European Commission," Kikas stated in response to ERR's inquiry about Estonia's stance on the blockade.
Estonia is actively seeking a resolution with the incoming Polish government. Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna has already engaged in dialogue with former Polish Foreign Minister Johannes Rau. Moreover, a visit by Poland's new Foreign Minister to Tallinn is planned shortly, during which this issue will be a key topic of discussion.
The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed that the blockade at the Ukrainian border was a subject of discussion during Tsakhna's recent meeting with British Foreign Minister David Cameron.