A ban on the import of agricultural products from Ukraine is in Poland's national interest. Poland will do so with all products until an appropriate mechanism of cooperation with Ukraine is developed.
This was stated by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Ukrinform reports.
Morawiecki noted that he had given an ultimatum to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to continue importing Ukrainian grain after September 15. And because Brussels did not do so, Warsaw imposed a ban unilaterally, as it is in Poland's national interest.
"Until a mechanism of cooperation is developed, we will do this for all products from the east, because the interests of Polish farmers are in our national interests, this is the most important thing for us," the Polish Prime Minister emphasized.
According to him, Russia, not Polish agriculture, should pay for the consequences of the war.
As a reminder, on September 15, the European Commission lifted the ban on imports of Ukrainian grain to five of Ukraine's neighboring countries. Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia introduced unilateral bans at the national level. Ukraine, for its part, responded by filing a lawsuit with the World Trade Organization.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 27/09/2023