Ukraine: It's politics and something that can be shown in the Russian media, says Zelensky on grain destruction

Published Feb 26, 2024

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has voiced concerns over the destruction of 160 tons of Ukrainian grain in Poland, which was intended for export via the port of Gdańsk. He has called on the Polish government to address the issue, which comes amid protests by Polish farmers against the influx of Ukrainian goods and the EU's Green Deal policy. Zelensky also warned of the potential economic repercussions of blocking Polish goods, which Ukraine imports to the tune of $1.7 billion a month.
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- I don't understand what this is all about. Again, politics and such action, such a story to be shown in the media, especially - which is unpleasant - in the Russian media. It's very bad that we play on their side with such facts, he said. Zelensky confessed that he did not know what to do about this situation. - We are thinking how to stop it, but it is not happening on our territory. There is no Polish grain on our territory, but there are other food products. Polish goods are imported to Ukraine for 1.7 billion (dollars). For PLN 1.7 billion a month, he said. Imagine a month, two or three months of blocking these goods. Let's take that 1.7 billion and multiply it by 12 (months). And we will understand how much Poland may or may not lose - 150 billion a year - said the president. According to Zelensky, the problem should be solved by the Polish government, because - as he emphasized - our relations cannot be blocked. - In every society there are different people, there are hot ...
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