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    Poland Maintains Ban on Ukrainian Grain Imports for Food Security

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    Poland has announced the continuation of its embargo on Ukrainian grain imports beyond September 15, citing concerns about the stability of its agricultural sector. In a televised address, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki emphasized the government’s commitment to safeguarding the interests of Polish farmers and consumers.

    The decision, made by the Council of Ministers, aims to secure Poland’s food security. Prime Minister Morawiecki underscored the importance of Polish agriculture and the need to protect it from potential disruptions caused by the influx of cheaper Ukrainian grain.

    The embargo was initially imposed in response to a European Commission decision that allowed the import of Ukrainian agricultural products. This led to a crisis in the European agricultural market, affecting countries like Poland. The Polish government, along with several neighboring nations, formed a coalition to address the issue.

    Standing Firm

    Prime Minister Morawiecki made it clear that Poland would not compromise on the interests of its farmers. He criticized multinational agribusinesses and oligarchs for attempting to profit at the expense of Polish agriculture.

    The government’s decision serves a dual purpose: protecting Polish rural communities and safeguarding the interests of European agriculture. Morawiecki stressed that Ukraine must understand that Poland’s security is paramount.

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