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Polish farmers announce large-scale protests in Warsaw: Date

Polish farmers announce large-scale protests in Warsaw: Date Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Polish farmers announced new large-scale protests scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th, according to RMF24.

Farmers announced that protests would take place in the capital of Poland, Warsaw, under the slogan "Star March to the Capital."

According to the material, farmers plan to gather in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, then proceed to the Sejm, and finally to the office of the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk.

Farmers also plan to meet with Tusk himself and present him with a petition demanding restrictions on the import of agricultural products from Ukraine and the withdrawal of the Polish government from the EU's Green Deal.

Border blockade

In February, protests at the Polish-Ukrainian border resumed. Farmers are blocking border checkpoints, and recently they announced a "total blockade" of the border, as well as started dumping Ukrainian grain.

Yesterday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting on the situation at the border, and then proposed to meet with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and Prime Minister Donald Tusk at the border.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced that a meeting of the governments of both countries would take place on March 28 in Warsaw.

Later, Tusk announced that he would also meet with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. They will discuss the issue of the blockade of the Polish-Ukrainian border by Polish farmers.