Ukraine is looking for a compromise for grain exports; further embargoes in the EU is unacceptable.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced a meeting regarding the export of Ukrainian agricultural products against the background of Poland’s intentions to close its border for Ukrainian grain after September 15, when the restrictions set by the European Commission expire.
The head of state noted that Ukraine believes in the agreement with the European Commission but is preparing for any development regarding the export of Ukrainian grain. Zelenskyy added, “Our position is clear: blocking grain exports after September 15, when the relevant restrictions cease to apply, is unacceptable in any way. We are negotiating to find a solution that will suit everyone.”
Earlier, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia jointly appealed to the EU with a request to extend the ban on importing Ukrainian grain after September 15. Central European countries fear that the termination of the grain agreement by Russia may lead to an increase in grain imports into their countries.