Polish Prime Minister warns Zelensky never to insult Poland again

2023-09-23 16:20:04, Kosova & Bota CNA

Polish Prime Minister warns Zelensky never to insult Poland again

In ongoing disagreements regarding wheat trade, the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has increased his criticism of the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, regarding the latter's speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

"I want to tell President Zelensky that he should never insult the Poles again, as he did during his appearance at the United Nations," Morawiecki said, according to the PAP news agency.

The harsh rhetoric comes as Poland is just weeks away from parliamentary elections – scheduled for October 15.

The European Commission has recently decided not to continue the ban on Ukrainian wheat imports, a measure implemented by Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.

However, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary have since decided to impose their own restrictive measures, saying they need to protect their farmers from the significantly increased competition from Ukrainian imports.

Alluding to this topic, Zelensky has said at the UN that he is alarmed by the "political theater" for wheat imports from allied countries, which are acting in favor of Moscow.

Morawiecki has said that Europe's priority should be in arming itself and should provide assistance by transporting weapons to Ukraine.

Ukraine is a large producer of wheat, but it has problems in exporting the quantity, since Russia has prevented access to its ports on the Black Sea.

Russia's war in Ukraine has been going on for 19 months.

Because of the war, exports, which were once transported from seaports, are now almost completely blocked.

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the war a "special military operation" to demilitarize Ukraine.

The West has responded to Russia, hitting the economy of this country with harsh sanctions.

As a result of the war, thousands of people have died and millions more have been displaced from their homes./ REL


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