Poland, Hungary, Slovakia Decide to Boycott Ukrainian Grain Coordination Platform - Reports
15:12 GMT 18.09.2023 (Updated: 15:53 GMT 18.09.2023)
© Sputnik / Vitaly TimkivA view shows wheat ears to be harvested in the fields of Krasnodarskoe company in Krasnodar region, Russia.
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WARSAW (Sputnik) - Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have decided to boycott the coordination platform on Ukrainian grain in Brussels due to Kiev’s threats to appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over measures against import, a Polish news agency reported on Monday, citing a source in the European Union.
arlier in the day, Ukrainian Deputy Economy Minister Taras Kachka said that Kiev plans to sue Warsaw, Budapest and Bratislava in the WTO over bans on imports of agricultural products from Ukraine.
Last week, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia extended their bans on cheap Ukrainian grain imports unilaterally after the European Commission refused to extend it at the bloc level. Ukrainian Deputy Economy Minister Taras Kachka said on Sunday that Kiev viewed their decision as unlawful and would dispute it with the WTO. He also said Ukraine might impose retaliatory sanctions to protect its economy.