Poland will not allow trade in Ukrainian grain: prime minister makes sharp statement
Poland will extend the ban on grain imports from Ukraine after it ends on September 15. The ban will continue to operate in the country regardless of what decision the European Union (EU) will make.
This was stated by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in his address. "Poland will not allow Ukrainian grain to flood us. Regardless of what the decision of Brussels officials will be, we will not open our borders," he said.
Morawiecki recalled that Poland had accepted millions of refugees from Ukraine, but "when it is necessary to protect its own interests, the government will protect Polish interests". Thus, the politician confirmed the Polish government's intention to extend the ban on imports of Ukrainian grain.
We will remind, Poland banned the import of grain and other agro-food from Ukraine as early as April 15. Soon the ban on Ukrainian grain was extended to transit through the country.
In May, the EU allowed five countries bordering Ukraine to ban the sale of Ukrainian wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds on the domestic market until mid-September.
As previously reported OBOZREVATEL, Ukraine officially offered Turkey to resume the work of the "grain corridor" in the Black Sea. The response from the Turkish side has not yet followed, despite the talks between the presidents of Turkey and Russia.