Poland will not lift the embargo on grain imports until a joint decision with Ukraine is reached




Poland will not cancel the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain to its market until a joint decision on this issue is reached with Ukraine. This was stated by Polish Minister of Agriculture Robert Telus during a press conference in Warsaw on September 22, Ukrinform reports.

"We will not cancel our embargo if we do not develop a safe and effective solution so that the interests of Polish farmers are guaranteed, and Ukrainian grain does not reach Poland," he emphasized.

Telus also confirmed that negotiations with his Ukrainian colleague Mykola Solskyy should take place next week. At the same time, the minister noted that in a phone conversation with the Ukrainian minister, which took place the day before, he called for "negotiations to be held in a good atmosphere, in particular thanks to Ukraine's withdrawal of the complaint against Poland in the WTO."

Polish minister also called it positive that Ukraine "started talking to Poland directly, and not through the EU Commission", and assured that Poland wants to help with the transit of Ukrainian grain through its territory.