Ukraine calls on Poland to punish those responsible for Ukrainian grain spills

Published Feb 27, 2024

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Ukraine has called on Poland to take action against those responsible for the destruction of approximately 160 tonnes of Ukrainian grain during protests at a Polish railway station. The protests, led by Polish farmers, are against perceived unfair competition from Ukraine and EU environmental regulations. The blockade has resulted in significant economic losses for Ukraine and has impacted its war efforts. Despite this, Ukrainian officials have stressed the need to maintain strong ties with Poland while also protecting businesses affected by the blockade.
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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has called on Poland to punish those responsible for spilling a shipment of Ukrainian grain across the border over the weekend, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on Monday. Around 160 tonnes of Ukrainian grain were destroyed at a Polish railway station amid protests, in what a Ukrainian official said on Sunday was an act of "impunity and irresponsibility". "Those who damaged Ukrainian grain must be found, neutralized and punished. Two civilized and friendly European states are interested in this," Kubrakov said on the X social network. Polish farmers, protesting what they describe as unfair competition from Ukraine and European Union environmental regulations, have been blocking border crossings with Ukraine as well as highways and deliberately knocking Ukrainian produce off train carriages. Previous incidents of spilled grain occurred on the border with Ukraine last week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that it ...
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