The Ukrainian ambassador to Poland has told PAP that there is no one in Ukraine who wants to cause any problem for Polish farmers and emphasised the importance to Ukraine of a logistic hub in Rzeszow in south-eastern Poland.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has compared Ukraine's reaction to Poland's extension of its embargo on Ukrainian grain imports to the reaction of a drowning person who can harm the rescuer.
The Polish government needs the support of Poles, if it is to continue backing Ukraine, the country’s minister of European affairs has said.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced on Tuesday that if Poland and Hungary fail to withdraw from their bans of the import of Ukrainian agri-products, Kyiv would introduce a ban on imports to Ukraine of "some categories of goods from these countries."
Poland does not plan to lift its ban on Ukraine's grain imports as the complaint filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) by Ukraine has made no impression on Warsaw, the Polish government spokesman has said.
Russian registered passenger cars will be banned from entering Poland from midnight on Saturday, the interior minister has announced.
The Polish agriculture minister has said there will be no Ukrainian grain in Poland because the interests of the country’s farmers come first.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Poland will extend a ban on imports of Ukrainian grain beyond September 15, despite the European Commission (EC) deciding to lift its own ban on Friday.
Poland will prolong a full ban on Ukrainian grain imports in order to prevent a situation in which they can destabilise Poland's agriculture, the prime minister said in a televised message on Tuesday.
The EU has been working to help Ukraine export its grain to those EU states and countries worldwide where it is in demand, the EU commissioner for agriculture told the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.