The Ukrainian side denies discussing border closure with Poland

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Published Mar 1, 2024

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Ukraine and Poland have engaged in negotiations to resolve their border issues, with the discontinuation of trade not being considered, as per Ukraine's trade representative, Taras Kachka. The four-hour-long discussions were focused on finding a mutually beneficial solution, taking into account the interests of farmers from both nations. The annual trade between the two countries is valued at $11.7 billion. Despite previous suggestions by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk about a potential complete border closure, this option was not discussed.
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On February 28, representatives of Ukraine and Poland held negotiations on unblocking the border, during which the option of ending trade was not mentioned. This was stated by the trade representative of Ukraine, Taras Kachka. He met with Minister of Development and Technology of Poland Krzysztof Hetman and Minister of Agriculture Czeslaw Sekerski. The negotiations lasted 4 hours. The representative of Ukraine stated that the proposals of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal regarding the unblocking of the border are important in order to build mutual understanding. Taras Kachka noted that the suspension of trade, which in annual terms amounts to $11.7 billion, even for a day, is "too painful, and that's not to mention transit." It should be noted that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that the border with Ukraine may be completely closed for some time, ending bilateral trade. We were able to come to an understanding and are working on a constructive solution on how to ...
Source: Agropolit
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