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Ukraine and Poland held negotiations on de-blockade

Feb 29, 2024

Today, February 28, representatives of Ukraine and Poland held negotiations on unblocking the border. The option to stop trading was not mentioned.


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine regarding the trade representative of Ukraine Taras Kachka on Facebook.

He said that he met with the Minister of Development and Technology of Poland Krzysztof Hetman and the Minister of Agriculture Czeslaw Sekerski. The negotiations lasted 4 hours.

"We were able to come to an understanding and we are working on a constructive solution, how to unblock the border and take into account the interests of the farmers of Poland and Ukraine. It is not easy, but it is possible," said Kachka.

According to him, the proposals of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal regarding the unblocking of the border are important to build mutual understanding.

"During the four hours of negotiations, the option of closing the border was not mentioned. As Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said quite clearly, this would be a very painful decision for our economies," the trade representative said.

He specified that the cessation of trade, which in annual terms amounts to 11.7 billion dollars, even for a day, is too painful. And that's not to mention transit.

"There are no details yet, but a constructive solution is possible. Therefore, I encourage everyone to read Donald Tusk's statement completely and carefully - with all elements of rhetoric and punctuation. News headlines can be misleading. At this moment, more than ever - we will keep calm and work hard," - noted Kachka.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/02/2024

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