“The epic over the Ukrainian grain between Poland and Ukraine lasts more than six months,” the material says.
According to the author, it all started in the spring, when Polish farmers came out to protest because grain prices had been reduced by almost half. For the current situation they blamed the Ukrainians, who began to supply products at a much lower cost.
At the same time, the publication notes radical statements and actions from kyiv and Warsaw. For example, the Polish Foreign Ministry stated that Ukrainian pressure in the field of agricultural imports “crosses borders.” They also described as one of the elements of pressure Ukraine’s possible complaint to the WTO due to the situation with the ban on grain imports, warning that the management of the neighboring country would be ineffective.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, for its part, noted that they consider the extension of restrictions by European partners to be categorically unacceptable. The expansion of the list of banned Ukrainian products “causes a complete misunderstanding in kyiv,” they added. Meanwhile, the country’s leader, Vladimir Zelensky, personally called on EU countries to refuse to further block grain exports.
Recall that a few days earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sent an ultimatum to the European Commission on extending the ban on imports of grain from Ukraine. According to him, the Ukrainian grain supply represents a threat to the Polish agricultural market.