“if not Ukrainian workers, the sector would go bankrupt”.
concluded the Prime Minister of Poland. A few days after the announcement of the first lockdown, Polish farmers demanded that their employees from Ukraine be allowed to stay as soon as possible. In a meeting of the Polish Minister of Agriculture, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, and the Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia, they discussed the urgent need of Polish farmers to employ seasonal workers from Ukraine. “It is important for us that the citizens of Ukraine are willing to come to work in the Polish agricultural sector, because the demand for skilled agricultural workers in this market is very high,” said the Polish minister.