Poland has established transit corridors that will enable Ukrainian grain shipments to pass through its territory and reach countries in dire need, as announced by President Andrzej Duda, as reported by Radina Gigova and Svitlana Vlasova for CNN.
The Polish government, along with Hungary and Slovakia, has extended a ban on the import of cheap Ukrainian grain, citing concerns that such imports have adversely affected local farmers. I Photo: NATO Flickr
These comments are notable because the Polish government, along with Hungary and Slovakia, has extended a ban on the import of cheap Ukrainian grain, citing concerns that such imports have adversely affected local farmers.
However, President Duda stated that Poland will still assist in ensuring that these grain shipments reach their final destinations.
During a speech at a Ukraine recovery summit on Friday, Duda emphasized that the grain dispute with Ukraine should not significantly impact the historic relations between the two countries, as reported by the state news agency PAP.
"We are making efforts to assist Ukraine and those countries in need of help. I believe that it is the right decision for the Polish government to maintain the ban on the sale of Ukrainian grain in the Polish market," Duda stated during an interview with the Polish television channel TVP1 on Sunday.
According to a statement from his office, Duda added, "However, we must do everything possible to ensure that transit runs as smoothly as possible."