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Poland to consider imposing ban on Russian food imports

According to Bloomberg,Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk plans to discuss banning food imports from Russia at a meeting with protesting farmers later on 29 February.
Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk. Credit: Donald Tusk Źródło / Facebook / Platforma Obywatelska
Poland to consider imposing ban on Russian food imports

Poland will consider banning food imports from Russia after “analyzing” the impact of Latvia’s decision, Bloomberg reported, citing Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

Latvia became the first EU member state to legislate restrictions on the use of agricultural products from Russia and Belarus. The ban will come into force in March and will apply to agricultural and livestock products that remain in Latvia rather than those transiting to other EU member states.

According to Bloomberg, Tusk plans to discuss the issue at a meeting with protesting farmers later on 29 February.

Poland’s farmers have continued to block truck traffic at land crossings to Ukraine. Their demonstrations have included drastic measures such as dumping grain destined for other markets from a freight train. The agricultural community in Poland is advocating for the extension of the ban to cover a wider range of goods, including fruit, eggs, and meat, to protect their interests and ensure market stability.

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