If the strike of Polish carriers on the border of Poland and Ukraine does not end by December 10, then the Christmas grocery basket will definitely rise in price.
This was announced on the air of the telethon by Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Vysotsky.
"If the partners still fulfill their promises, because in recent days there has been an active discussion, for example, until December 10, in the future the situation will be resolved, then it will be smaller," he explained.
According to Vysotsky, if the strike lasts all of December, then the Christmas grocery basket "will be somewhat more expensive."
"Fortunately, borscht vegetables are actually fully provided by domestic production. There are no price fluctuations on them," he stressed.
Taras Vysotsky also drew attention to the fact that a number of products today are cheaper than in the same period last year, including onions and carrots - by 60%, eggs - by 16%, vegetable oil - by 18%, buckwheat - by 60%. Accordingly, there is no food inflation for basic products provided by domestic production in the current season.
As for imported goods, the official noted that there is no shortage of physical goods.
"But if the car travels plus a week or plus a thousand kilometers or two, it is logical that logistics become more expensive," he explained.
To recap, Poland demands the abolition of the "transport visa-free regime" for Ukrainian carriers to lift the border blockade.