Polish farmers break open train carrying Ukrainian rapeseed in protest

Rape Leaves
Published Feb 24, 2024

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Polish farmers have dumped a Ukrainian rapeseed cargo destined for Hamburg in protest against the import of cheaper Ukrainian grain. This is the second such incident, with Ukrainian grain also previously dumped at a border crossing. The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure has urged Polish authorities to penalize the culprits. Similar protests against Ukrainian agricultural imports are occurring in other EU countries, including France, Spain, and Slovakia, following Brussels' decision to suspend all import tariffs and quotas on Ukrainian agricultural products in the wake of Russia's invasion two years ago.
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The cargo would go to Hamburg via Poland. This was announced by the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure, which published photos of rapeseed dumped on the railway. Ukraine called on Polish authorities to quickly punish the perpetrators. This is the second incident of this nature that has come to light. On Tuesday, farmers dumped grain from Ukrainian freight wagons at a border crossing. Polish farmers have also been blocking trucks from Ukraine for days. They want to prevent the cheaper Ukrainian grain from reaching the Polish market. Not only in Poland, but also in other EU member states such as France, Spain and Slovakia, ...
Source: Boerderij
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