Lithuanian farmers assured that they will not block Ukrainian grain

Published Feb 27, 2024

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Ausris Macijauskas, the head of the Lithuanian Grain Producers Association, has confirmed that Lithuanian farmers will not participate in the Polish protest against the blocking of Ukrainian grain supplies. He explained that Lithuanian farmers are more concerned about Russian grain and have been discussing potential solutions with their Ukrainian counterparts. This comes amidst ongoing protests by Polish farmers who are demanding a ban on Ukrainian agricultural imports and Poland's rejection of the European Green Deal.
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The head of the Lithuanian Grain Producers Association, Ausris Macijauskas, said that Lithuanian farmers are not going to join the Polish protest against the blocking of Ukrainian grain supplies. This was reported by the Lithuanian broadcaster LRT. “Lithuanian farmers have not blocked, are not blocking and are not going to block Ukrainian grain… We see the problem, but we understand the situation – the leaders of Ukrainian farmers came last fall, we had a round table with them, we discussed how to do it (resolve the situation – ed.), of course, we need to control, we need to keep records, we need to do all this, which the Lithuanian government also does not do, but we are not going to block, as the Poles do,” Matsiuskas assured. According to him, Russian grain is a bigger problem for Lithuanian farmers. As Ukrinform reported earlier, since February 9, 2024, farmers have been protesting on the roads leading to checkpoints in Poland near the border with ...
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