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Ukraine: Poland will comply with its arms deliveries and is willing to discuss grain

After announcing the cessation of arms shipments to Ukraine, Poland clarified that it would comply with “previously agreed” deliveries and said it was “willing to discuss” the grain embargo with Kiev.

Poland, which had announced it would stop supplying weapons to Ukraine, said on Thursday it would respect “previously agreed” deliveries and said it was “ready to discuss” its grain embargo with Kiev.

Since the Russian invasion in February 2022, Poland has been one of kyiv’s main weapons suppliers.

A response to the embargo

However, on Wednesday afternoon, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared that his country is no longer supplying weapons to kyiv. The Prime Minister did not specify when Poland stopped delivering them or if this was related to the conflict over Ukrainian grain, on which Warsaw has just extended the embargo to protect the interests of its farmers.

In response to the embargo, kyiv filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Poland but also against Slovakia and Hungary, which also maintained their restrictions, although lifted by Brussels.

On Wednesday, Warsaw “urgently” summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to protest against President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statements at the UN, which the day before criticized “certain countries (that) feign solidarity (with Ukraine, ed.) by indirectly supporting Russia” . “.

Always ready to chat

On Thursday kyiv and Warsaw played an appeasement game thanks to a meeting between the agriculture ministers of both countries. For Kiev’s part, the ministry assured that talks with Poland will take place “in the coming days” and that the two neighbors maintain “close relations” despite the high tensions.

Also the subject of the Ukrainian complaint, Slovakia held talks with kyiv that led on Thursday to an agreement on a licensing mechanism that will replace the embargo at the end of the year.

Author: PD with AFP
Source: BFM TV

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