Poland has prepared transit corridors through which Ukraine will be able to export its grain to countries that need it. However, Warsaw will maintain its export ban.
This was stated by Polish President Andrzej Duda on TVP1, writes PAP.
Duda noted that Polish farmers ensure the country's food security and "we will never be able to show them enough gratitude for this."
"I think it was the right decision that the Polish government maintained the ban on the sale of Ukrainian grain on the Polish market. However, I am absolutely sure that everything must be done to ensure the maximum possible transit," the Polish president stressed.
According to him, Ukrainian grain "did not reach those countries that needed it," but ended up in markets such as the Polish one.
"The Polish government had to take radical steps to support Polish farmers, protect our market and agriculture," Duda added.
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.
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.