Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Hungary intend to extend the ban on imports of Ukrainian grains until the end of 2023.The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that "Kiev considers the extension of trade restrictions on the import of agricultural products after the end of the European Commission's ban, on September 15, is completely unacceptable." Kiev also urged the EU leadership to find a balanced solution to this situation.The European Commission had previously announced that it had taken some measures regarding the import of some cereal crops from Ukraine.These measures are aimed at eliminating the logistical difficulties associated with these products in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, according to the Commission. The measures went into effect from 2 May to 5 June 2023, and the ban was extended until 15 September.