The interest of the Polish farmer is the most important for us, the Prime Minister assured in Dołhobyczów on Friday. Mateusz Morawiecki repeated the assurance that regardless of the European Commission’s decision, Poland will maintain the ban on grain imports from Ukraine.
On Friday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Minister of Agriculture Robert Telus appeared on the Polish-Ukrainian border. The head of government assured that he wanted to protect the interests of Polish farmers, regardless of the decisions of the European Commission.
Prime Minister: We will extend the ban on importing grain from Ukraine
– The interest of Polish agriculture is our highest imperative. We promised to defend Polish agriculture against the flood of Ukrainian grain and we keep our word. That is why I said clearly already in July – after talks with four other countries that border the EU – we will not allow the reopening of agricultural markets, regardless of the EU’s decision – pointed out Mateusz Morawiecki.
– Either next Wednesday, the European Commission will decide on a further import ban, or we will extend this import ban into the territory of the Republic of Poland – noted the Prime Minister.
Morawiecki says “no” to oligarchs
The Prime Minister also posted an entry on social media in which he clearly indicated where he draws the boundaries: he approves of helping victims of the war in Ukraine and the transit of grain, but says “no” to oligarchs and those who harm the Polish agricultural market.
“We said YES to every woman and child who entered Poland from Ukraine, because they needed help. We said YES to everyone who was in need. We also say YES to export and transit through Polish territory. This has been happening for several months – and the transport of grain from Ukraine to foreign markets via this route is increasing,” wrote the Prime Minister.
He added that the Polish government clearly says NO to “all Ukrainian oligarchs who want to destabilize the Polish agricultural market” because for it “the interests of Polish agriculture and the Polish economy are the most important.”