In recent days, Ukrainians have been excited by the news from our western neighboring countries: relations with them are starting to become more tense.
TSN.ua figured out what kind of black cat ran between Ukraine and our neighbors.
All citizens of Ukraine have probably already heard about the grain scandal. Poland, followed by Slovakia and Hungary, unilaterally imposed a national ban on the import of agricultural goods from Ukraine. On September 15, the EU allowed the lifting of the ban on the import of agricultural products after Ukraine promised to take measures to tighten export controls to neighboring countries. However, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary imposed unilateral embargoes on grain from Ukraine on the same day.
Ukraine's Trade Representative Taras Kachka announced that the state will file a lawsuit with the World Trade Organization against these countries.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his speech at the UN General Assembly, accused some European partners of "acting together with Russia and playing in 'political theater.'" According to Zelenskyy, they are making a "thriller" on the issue of grain.
In this article, TSN.ua found out more about what else, in addition to grain, Ukraine and Poland broke the pots, and how not to finally burn the bridges.
Weapons from Poland
In response to Zelenskyy's statement at the General Assembly, Polish President Andrzej Duda compared Ukraine to a drowning person who can drag you to the depths, and called for gratitude.
Instead, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki alarmed by a statement that Warsaw would no longer transfer weapons to Ukraine.
This statement was forced to be explained by the head of Poland himself. According to Duda, the statement of the head of the Polish government applies only to new weapons that Warsaw is buying now and does not apply to previous contracts, in particular for the supply of Krab self-propelled guns. Duda assured that his country is ready to supply Ukraine with old military equipment, which will be replaced by purchasing new ones.
In the end, the problem with grain exports seems to be approaching a solution. The Government of Ukraine has already presented a compromise scenario to the European Commission regarding the import of its agricultural products.
Poland's New Claim
During President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to Canada this week, Yaroslav Hunko, a 98-year-old veteran of the SS Galicia Division, was applauded in the country's parliament.
The Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, Anthony Roth, announced that "a Ukrainian-Canadian veteran of World War II who fought for Ukraine's independence against the Russians and continues to support the troops today, even at the age of 98," is in the hall. Hunka was greeted with applause.
Today, September 25, it became known that the Polish ambassador to Canada, Witold Dzelski, demanded an apology for the appearance of the SS veteran "Galicia" in the Canadian parliament.
He called Hunko a member of "Ukraine's notorious World War II military formation responsible for the murder of thousands of Poles and Jews."
In the end, the Speaker of the Canadian Parliament, Anthony Rota, apologized for inviting the SS Galicia veteran to meet with Zelenskyy.
It should be noted that neither the Galicia Division, nor the OUN, nor the UPA, nor the Nachtigall and Roland battalions and their members
Official Budapest, in addition to participating in the grain scandal, constantly spoils the life of Ukraine with statements about the alleged oppression of the Hungarian minority in Zakarpattia.
For example, today Hungarian Prime Minister and "Putin's friend" Viktor Orbán put forward a condition to Ukraine that Budapest will not support Kyiv's accession to NATO and the EU until Ukraine restores the "rights" of ethnic Hungarians. Orbán also stated that Ukraine would not be able to defeat Russia.
Earlier, Hungary had already threatened to block Ukraine's accession to the EU due to the alleged "oppression" of the Hungarian national minority.
And the head of Orbán's office, Gergely Gulyás, blamed the Ukraine for high inflation in Hungary.
Bucharest speaks much more restrained about the situation of the Romanian minority in Ukraine, although sometimes in the Romanian press there are hints of dissatisfaction that ethnic Romanians, citizens of our country, are also subject to mobilization in Ukraine.
Instead, the Romanian authorities are forced to constantly make excuses and assure their population near the border with Ukraine in the Danube Delta that no Russian drones are falling there.
As you know, the Russian Federation is attacking Ukrainian ports on the Danube and the wreckage of Shaheds is also falling on the Romanian side of the river. NATO called the fall of drone debris in Romania "accidental incidents" that could happen again.
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