Poland will not restrict the list of Ukrainian products to be transported in transit through its territory. The Polish side will control the transit in accordance with the rules it establishes.
This was reported by Mykola Solskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, on BBC World News.
As for imports of Ukrainian agricultural products to Eastern European countries, Mykola Solskyi said that negotiations with the European Commission were ongoing.
The Minister stressed that Ukrainian farmers understood their colleagues abroad and wanted everyone to feel comfortable working together. However, Ukrainian farmers are facing a bigger problem – the war. Ukraine, he underlined, would not give up on its farmers and would defend their position.
“Our farmers are suffering huge losses not only because they cannot export their products. The russian military is looting farms and elevators, mining Ukrainian fields and stealing crops. That is why the Ukrainian Government will do everything possible to protect our farmers and minimise their losses,” Mykola Solskyi stressed.
According to the Minister, in difficult times it is extremely important to coordinate and harmonise all decisions in the European Union. He also reminded that a year ago, the European Commission launched the Solidarity Lanes initiative, and in August 2022, the Black Sea Grain Initiative was launched. During this period, Ukraine shipped about 32 million tonnes of agricultural products via the Solidarity Lanes, and 27 million tonnes via the Grain Corridor.
As a reminder, the transit of Ukrainian agricultural products through Poland will start at night from 20 to 21 April 2023. The volume of agricultural goods transiting this country, as well as Hungary and Slovakia, is not limited.