Poland and Lithuania want to lower the "railway curtain"
# Expert Advice Section
Poland is considering the possibility of closing rail freight traffic from the Republic of Belarus, Interfax reports with reference to the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration of Poland Maciej Wonsik. He said that in this case Lithuania would close the border with Belarus at the same time as Poland.
Mr. Wonsik admitted that a significant part of Polish trade goes through Belarus by rail. He noted that Chinese trade is going the same way. In his opinion, the PRC should give the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko the "right signal" so that he does not take actions that will affect Chinese trade.
Currently, there is one checkpoint on the Polish-Belarusian border for passenger (Terespol-Brest ) and cargo (Kukuryki-Kozlovichi ) international traffic. The latter only passes vehicles registered in the European Union. Railway crossings at the border are still in effect without additional restrictions.