Vladimir Putin has turned Ukrainian grain into a tool to blackmail the rest of the world, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has told the BBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Poland has been helping Ukraine export its grain after Russia cut off Ukraine’s usual export routes through its Black Sea ports, Henryk Kowalczyk, Poland's agriculture minister, has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has stressed the importance of food security in the context of the war in Ukraine.
Poland will only be able to transport 1 million-2 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain a month, not the 4 million-5 million tonnes needed, apparently, to ward off global food insecurity, the country’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday.
Ukrainian grain exports could be routed through Poland as an alternative to the Black Sea, Poland’s agriculture minister said on Monday.
Tougher sanctions on Russia and Polish aid for Ukraine's grain exports dominated talks between Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal, in Kraków, southern Poland, on Saturday.
The average purchase prices for grain have gone up by 20-35 percent in Poland since the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Pekao Bank analysts have written in a report.
The archaeological team believe that the vessel, which is six metres wide and 37-metres-long, could date back as far as the 14th century and was most likely a cargo ship or punt used to transport up to 100 tons of goods in the times when Poland was Western Europe’s main grain supplier.