Taras Kaczka, deputy head of the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Ukraine, announced in an interview that in the next few days his country will introduce an embargo on onions, tomatoes, cabbage.
Taras Kaczka, deputy head of the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Ukraine, announced in an interview that in the next few days, his country will introduce an embargo on onions, tomatoes, cabbage, and apples. Earlier, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced the possibility of introducing an embargo on some Polish, Hungarian and Slovak goods. This is intended to be a response to these countries extending the ban on imports of Ukrainian wheat, rapeseed, corn, and sunflower.
- If Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia do not agree to the measures agreed with the European Commission, Ukraine will introduce mirror or reciprocal trade restrictions. The most important thing to remember is that we are all on the same side. On the side of European values and democracy. And on the other hand, there is Russian terrorism, barbarism, and dictatorship. In such conditions, we must unite, strengthen and face the enemy together, stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal on Monday. The head of the Ukrainian government also accused Warsaw, Budapest, and Bratislava of attacking global food security.
The head of the Ukrainian government also announced on Monday that his country had proposed to the European Commission and neighboring countries certain compromise solutions involving increased controls on shipped agricultural goods.
— We will share customs data on the export of certain goods with the EU and our neighbors and collect data on the final destination of shipments in an electronic system. Our key proposal is to introduce a verification system for the export of certain agricultural products to five EU member states. We are discussing this proposal with the European Commission, said Denys Shmyhal.
On September 15, the European Commission lifted the ban on imports of Ukrainian grain and other food products to 5 EU countries. Poland, Slovakia and Hungary decided to unilaterally extend the ban. Ukraine exported most of its agricultural production through the Black Sea. After Russia blocked the so-called grain corridor, products were exported by land, among other countries through Poland.