Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Ukrainian oligarchs should not be allowed to manage the Polish grain market. Warsaw is ready to help Kyiv with logistics and exports, but will not allow the situation inside Poland to be destabilized.
Morawiecki said this on Polsat News.
The politician noted that relations between Ukraine and Poland are currently "difficult" due to disagreements over the grain issue.
Morawiecki noted that a few months ago he warned the European Commission and Ukraine that if Poland refuses to extend the embargo at the European level, it will be imposed unilaterally.
"We warn Kyiv not to play on notes that are immediately picked up by the so-called Russian trolls, picked up by all provocateurs who rejoice that the seeds of discord have been sown between our countries," Morawiecki said.
On 19 September, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during a speech at the UN General Assembly, said that the "political theatre" around grain imports, in which Poland, Hungary and Slovakia participate, only plays into Moscow's hands.
Representatives of the Polish Foreign Ministry said that they conveyed the strong protest of the Polish side after the words of the Ukrainian leader that some EU countries only portray support for Ukraine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland summoned the Ambassador of Ukraine, Vasyl Zvarych, because of "statements by representatives of the Ukrainian authorities." This was reported by the Polish agency PAP with reference to the words of Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski.
Currently, Ambassador Zvarych is in Kyiv, where he participates in a meeting with colleagues, so his deputy will arrive at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland on September 21. The department will meet with Zvarych after his return to Warsaw.
On September 15, the European Commission lifted the embargo on the supply of Ukrainian grain. Poland has said it will extend it. Subsequently, Hungary and Slovakia announced the same steps.