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Poland may expand embargo on Ukraine's goods if EU takes no action

Poland may expand embargo on Ukraine's goods if EU takes no action Photo: Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland (Getty Images)

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk doesn't exclude widening a ban on imports of Ukrainian grains to other products if the European Union does not offer any solution to the problem of Polish farmers, reports The Guardian.

“We are discussing that it would be possible to extend the embargo to other products if the EU does not find a more effective way to protect the Polish and European markets,” said Tusk.

It should be noted that last year Warsaw unilaterally banned the import of Ukrainian grain.

Blockade of Ukraine border

Polish farmers have been blocking the border with Ukraine for several weeks. They do not allow trucks through the checkpoint. This makes Ukrainian exports very difficult.

Farmers demand that, in addition to the ban on the import of Ukrainian grain to Poland, the authorities also ban the import of fruit, eggs, and meat.

This is explained by the fact that the import of Ukrainian goods affects prices on the domestic market.

Recently, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal proposed a five-step plan on how to unblock the border.

The head of the government also noted that if the problem is not solved, then Ukraine will introduce mirror measures.