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Polish farmers announce mass protest over grain imports from Ukraine

Polish farmers announce mass protest over grain imports from Ukraine Photo: In Poland, farmers plan to block all roads over Ukrainian grain (Getty Images)

In Poland, farmers have announced a large-scale protest planned for January 24, triggered by the deteriorating situation in the agricultural sector and an influx of agro-imports from Ukraine, reports Rolnik info.

Farmers are urging their colleagues to join the protest on January 24 and block roads across the country for two hours, starting at 12:00. They intend to express their protest against the import of grain from Ukraine and against ideas from the European Union that could significantly restrict plant and animal production in Poland.

It is already known that farmers from Banie, Pyrzyce, Myślibórz, Kozielice, Lipiany, Trzcińsko-Zdrój, and Przelewice will participate in the protest action.

"On behalf of the board of the National Council of Agricultural Chambers, I support the protest action announced by Solidarity RI on January 24, 2024, and call on farmers to join the jointly organized events," said Wiktor Szmulewicz, President of the National Council of Agricultural Chambers.

Border blockade with Ukraine

On November 6, 2023, Polish carriers began strikes at the border with Ukraine, demanding the restoration of the pass system for Ukrainian carriers.

On January 16, the Polish government signed an agreement with carriers to unblock the border with Ukraine. As part of the agreement, the parties agreed to suspend protests at the entrances to three border checkpoints until March 1, 2024.

For more details on the temporary suspension of the blockade, you can refer to RBC-Ukraine's material.