Trucks stuck at Poland-Belarus border as EU sanctions deadline passes

A huge queue of trucks has formed on the Poland-Belarus border as Russian and Belarusian drivers try to leave the EU following a sanctions deadline.

In the run-up to the Saturday deadline, the line extended to 80km (50 miles), with some stuck for up to 33 hours.

The EU has banned lorries from Russia and Belarus - except those carrying medicine, mail or petroleum products - from entering or staying in the bloc.

The move is part of sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Drone footage filed by Reuters news agency showed long queues remaining as the midnight deadline neared.

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Source: BBC