Ukraine: little interest to export wheat through Poland

A delegation of the EU Parliament at the Polish-Ukrainian border.

Different track gauges for rail transport, kilometer-long truck traffic jams, and endless goods inspections: At the Polish-Ukrainian border, it quickly becomes clear where the problems lie. According to estimates, up to 20 million tons of grain still have to be brought in from Ukraine. The foodstuffs, above all wheat, are urgently needed on the global market. But the Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea, which handled more than 90 percent of agricultural exports before the outbreak of war, are blocked.

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