MainNews -

Ukrainian, Polish PMs discuss border situation, grain incident

Shmyhal condemned the dumping of Ukrainian grain by Polish strikers.

Ukrainian, Polish PMs discuss border situation, grain incident
Donald Tusk and Denys Shmyhal, Prime Ministers of Poland and Ukraine
Photo: Cabinet of Ministers

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal discussed the critical situation on the border with his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk, paying particular attention to the incident with Ukrainian grain being dumped on the ground by Polish strikers.

"We had a conversation with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. The key topic was the situation at the border and the risks associated with it. I emphasised the unacceptability of the incident with Ukrainian grain spilled on the road. Radical rhetoric in this matter is unacceptable," Shmyhal said on Telegram.

He invited Tusk to find a common solution that would support Ukrainian farmers without harming Polish farmers.

"At the same time, the volume of imports from Russia and third countries, in particular grain, to the EU is growing. Ukraine and Poland should join forces to prevent Russian products from entering the European market. We have to close ranks against common challenges and enemies that threaten the security of Europe," Shmyhal added.

He thanked the Polish people for their strong support during the war.

· On 11 February, Polish farmers protesting near the border with Ukraine stopped three trucks with Ukrainians on board and dumped grain from the vehicles onto the road.

· The police, who were at the scene of the incident, opened a criminal case.

· The reason for the border blockade was the European Commission's decision to extend the full opening of the EU market to Ukrainian products, including agricultural products, for another year.

Read news on social networks Facebook, Twitter and Telegram