Poland does not rule out the possibility of introducing a ban on the import of agricultural products from Russia, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said during the visit to Warsaw of Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silinia, who has already introduced a similar ban, Reuters reported.

Like much of Europe, Poland has been gripped by protests in the past few weeks as farmers have taken to the streets to demonstrate against European Union environmental regulations and what they say is unfair competition from Ukraine after the bloc lifted tariffs on the import of Ukrainian goods in 2022.

However, Tusk said agricultural products from Russia and Belarus were also causing market distortion.

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"Latvia has decided to introduce an embargo on (agricultural) products from Russia," the Pole said at a press conference.

"We will analyze the case with Latvia and I do not exclude Poland from taking the relevant initiative," he added.

Tusk said the EU should "seriously focus on better regulations when it comes to imports of cereals and foodstuffs from the East".

It is expected that later today the Polish Prime Minister will meet with representatives of farmers, notes Reuters, quoted by BTA.

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