Truck queue in Ukraine reaches 45 kilometers

By October 3, 2022

Ukraine (MNN) — A line of trucks trying to get from Ukraine into Poland has reached almost 50 kilometers in length. Drivers are living on the roadside for a week or more while they wait.

Ukraine has asked Poland to increase the number of checkpoint employees on the Polish side of the border so the trucks can get through more quickly.

Ports in the Black Sea are out of commission due to the Russian invasion. Trucks carry most supplies between the two countries.

Eric Mock with the Slavic Gospel Association says, “This has greatly hampered the distribution of aid to the churches and slowed it down to a crawl. All the borders are struggling to move food back and forth.”

“With winter coming, I would ask readers to pray for the nearly one-third of Ukrainians displaced from their homes.”


Temperatures are dropping fast, but there is no sign of Russia giving up its military goals.  You can help local churches provide food and warmth in their communities. Visit SGA’s website. Mock says, “The tempo of needing to minister to people has not stopped. There are people constantly on the doorstep of the churches asking for food. There aren’t a lot of jobs. Christians are tired. They’re worn out.”

Ask God to strengthen Ukrainian Christians for the difficult months ahead.

Your support won’t only go out to Ukraine, either. Conflict and hardship have erupted across the former Soviet Union, where SGA serves. The ministry works with churches in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, and many other places.



The header photo shows aid being delivered by SGA partners. (Photo courtesy of the Slavic Gospel Association on Facebook.)