Poland may extend the ban on Ukraine agricultural exports until the end of 2023 – Denys Marchuk
Poland is likely to violate the laws of the European community and the decisions of the European Commission to extend the Ukraine farm produce export ban until the end of 2023.
Denys Marchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, made this assumption during a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.
He noted that Poland’s decision to ban the agricultural produce export from Ukraine is politically motivated, in particular in the context of the parliamentary elections to be held in the country on October 15.
“Elections will be held in Poland on October 15. The upcoming elections are not easy for the current ruling party. And accordingly, the political movement in the election campaign put emphasis on supporting the domestic products, so these political messages are aimed at stirring up electorate interest,” he explained.
Denys Marchuk warned that even after October 15, after the elections, we should not expect decisions on agricultural exports to be canceled.
“Because then the political phase of discussion and coalition building will enter, and, accordingly, those who will be represented in the parliament will also rely on these political messages. Therefore, Poland will most likely violate the laws of the European community and the decisions of the European Commission and will most likely extend the ban until the end of 2023,” he said.
As a reminder, the European Commission has extended Ukraine’s wheat, corn, rapeseed, and sunflower supply ban to five EU countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia) until mid-September.
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