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Ukrainian and Polish farmers may agree on transit in April

Ukrainian and Polish farmers may agree on transit in April Ukrainian and Polish farmers may agree on transit in April (photo: Getty Images)

Next week, the Ukrainian and Polish Agrarian Associations will continue negotiations on the transit of grain and other products and the unblocking of the border, states First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Vysotskyi.

According to the official, a broad meeting of the Polish and Ukrainian sides is planned for the first two weeks of April, where farmers of the two countries can find a common language. It is expected that this could also become the basis for agreements at the interstate level.

Vysotskyi noted that the meetings between Ukraine and Poland were the first time "such a specialized and professional discussion" took place.

The deputy minister said that now they have to work on each industry whose representatives were at the talks in the areas of the Association. These include products such as raspberries, juice, honey, eggs, cereals, and poultry.

According to Vysotskyi, they are to finalize the agreements in a finished form. Kyiv hopes to see a concrete result in the first weeks of April.

Negotiations between Ukraine and Poland on agricultural products and border unblocking

On March 28, Ukraine, together with Poland and the European Union, held talks on unblocking the border and finding common ground, particularly on the grain issue.

A meeting of government delegations (Ukraine was led by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Poland by his counterpart Donald Tusk) took place in Warsaw, and the parties signed a joint statement. The next such consultations are scheduled to take place next year in Kyiv.

According to Shmyhal, the Ukrainian government has developed five steps aimed at solving this problem.

Later, Mykola Solskyi, the Minister of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, said that new talks on unblocking the border are planned. They will be held in a narrow format next week and in a broad format next month.