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Grain crisis: Ukraine and Bulgaria agree to unblock, unload trucks at the border

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Grain crisis: Ukraine and Bulgaria agree to unblock, unload trucks at the border

Amid the grain crisis, Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Solskyi and Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture Yavor Gechev have reached an agreement to unblock and unload trucks carrying agricultural products at the border, as reported by European Pravda, referencing the communique by the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on Saturday.

“The parties discussed the current situation and agreed to await the European Commission’s decision before continuing negotiations. The ministers also agreed to unblock and unload the trucks at the border,” said the ministry’s communique.

The ministry did not further elaborate on the agreement’s specifics.

Previously, on 19 April, Bulgaria announced a temporary ban on food imports from Ukraine, except for transit goods.

Bulgaria introduces ban on food imports from Ukraine, with the exception of transit goods

Sofia stated that it anticipates a solution in which Ukrainian goods will not oversaturate the domestic market. At the same time, there should be a guarantee that Ukrainian goods will be exported to other countries.

The upcoming Sunday will mark the resumption of negotiations between the agriculture ministers of Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary, all of which have suffered from excessive imports of agricultural products from Ukraine, and Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis.

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