The Prime Minister appeals to farmers: we cannot block Ukraine at border crossings

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Published Apr 19, 2024

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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has called on farmers in Podkarpackie and Lublin provinces to stop blocking border crossings with Ukraine, following protests against the surge of Ukrainian grain in the market. The farmers, protesting over unfulfilled government promises including an embargo on Ukrainian agricultural products, have caused disruptions aimed at trucks for 48 hours due to difficulties in selling their own grain. Tusk has emphasized the government's commitment to support those impacted by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and urged for the cessation of protests, promising that state services would resolve the blockades without force.
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Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Thursday appealed to farmers not to block border crossings with Ukraine. He also assured that the government is prepared "to provide further forms of assistance to those who lost their lives in the war between Russia and Ukraine through no fault of their own." "We cannot overheat this situation. Today we really cannot block Ukraine at our crossings. This is simply out of the question," appealed the head of government when asked by journalists about farmers blocking the border crossings with Ukraine. On Thursday, Polish farmers blocked the border crossings with Ukraine in the province. Podkarpackie and Lublin. The protest is related to the fact that farmers cannot sell their grain because the market is flooded with grain from Ukraine. In their opinion, the arrangements with the government from March this year are not implemented. Both parties - the government and farmers - agreed, among others: maintaining the embargo on agricultural products from ...
Source: AgroPolska
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