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Polish, Canadian leaders seek to redirect Ukraine crops to poor countries

  • The prime ministers of Canada and Poland are aiming to boost exports of Ukrainian grain and agricultural products in a bid to ease protests by European farmers.
  • Tusk said the two leaders instead believed exports to other poorer and more hungry countries needed to be increased.
  • Farmers in Europe, including Poland, say food imports from Ukraine are squeezing their livelihoods.

The prime ministers of Canada and Poland on Monday discussed expanding exports of Ukrainian grain and other crops to the world’s poorest countries, in a bid to ease protests by European farmers who see Ukrainian products as a threat to their markets. .

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also spoke with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk about security and further support for Kiev after visiting Ukraine.

Citing the protests in Europe over large imports of cheap Ukrainian grain, Tusk said the two leaders believed exports should be increased to poorer, hungrier countries in other regions instead. Ta.

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Farmers in Poland and elsewhere say food imports from Ukraine are squeezing their livelihoods, even as European governments support the country in its fight against Russian aggression.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after bilateral talks at the Prime Minister’s Office in Warsaw, Poland, on February 26, 2024. The prime minister on Monday discussed expanding exports of Ukrainian grain and other crops to the world’s poorest countries to ease protests by European farmers who see Ukrainian products as a threat to their markets. (Omar Marquez/Anadolu via Getty Images)

“Canada and Poland could radically increase the possibility of exporting Ukrainian grain to starving and poor countries,” Tusk said.

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He said Poland is ready to finance such projects that could bring “huge relief to Polish and European farmers, to people waiting for cheap food in Ukraine and other parts of the world.” said.

The two leaders also discussed Poland’s plans for nuclear power development, including small nuclear power plants, an area in which Canada is leading. Prime Minister Trudeau vowed to stand ready to support Poland in the process.

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