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Polish blockade of Ukraine border: Shmyhal talks with Tusk

Polish blockade of Ukraine border: Shmyhal talks with Tusk Photo: Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal had a telephone conversation with his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk. The parties discussed the blockade of the Ukrainian border by Polish farmers, according to the head of the Ukrainian government.

"We had a conversation with the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk. The key topic is the situation at the border and the risks associated with it," Shmyhal noted.

According to him, the situation with Ukrainian grain scattered on the road is unacceptable. Such radical rhetoric of Polish farmers is unacceptable.

"I suggested to my Polish colleague in the dialogue between our governments to find a solution that would support Ukrainian farmers and not harm Polish farmers," the prime minister added.

Shmyhal also noted that there is now an increase in imports, in particular grain, to the EU from Russia and third countries. According to the Prime Minister, Ukraine and Poland should join forces to prevent Russian products from entering the European market.

"They must be united against common challenges and enemies that threaten the security of Europe. He thanked the Polish people for their strong support during the war," the head of the government emphasized.

What preceded

Last week Polish farmers blocked three checkpoints on the border with Ukraine: Medyka - Shehyni, Hrebenne - Rawa-Ruska and Dorohusk-Jagodzin.

The movement of trucks is significantly complicated at the checkpoints listed above.

In an interview with RBC-Ukraine, DPSU spokesman Andriy Demchenko spoke in more detail about the situation at the border.