Kiev beforehand slammed Warsaw over “unacceptable” feedback from a senior Polish official
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has stated Ukraine made a significant error by summoning Warsaw’s envoy over remarks from a high-level presidential staffer, who advised Kiev needs to be extra grateful for the huge sums of overseas help it has acquired.
Responding in a tweet on Tuesday, Morawiecki stated the choice to summon the Polish ambassador “ought to by no means have taken place,” recalling that his nation has backed Ukraine for the reason that battle with Russia erupted final yr.
“In worldwide politics, within the face of the continued battle, and bearing in mind the large assist that Poland has given Ukraine, such errors mustn’t occur,” the premier stated. “We are going to at all times defend Poland’s good title, its safety, and the curiosity of no different nation will ever prevail over the curiosity of the Republic of Poland.”
The prime minister’s rebuttal got here simply hours after the Ukrainian Overseas Ministry summoned Polish ambassador to Kiev, Bartosz Cichocki, to debate current statements by the pinnacle of the worldwide coverage bureau throughout the Polish presidential administration, Marcin Przydacz.
Chatting with the Polish broadcaster TVP, Przydacz defended a Polish ban on Ukranian grain imports, arguing “it will be becoming for Ukraine to begin appreciating the position Poland has performed for Ukraine over the current months and years.”
The Ukrainian authorities reacted negatively to the feedback, with Overseas Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko saying “the statements concerning the alleged ingratitude of the Ukrainians for the help of the Republic of Poland don’t mirror actuality and as such are unacceptable.”
The deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s administration, Andrey Sibiga, additionally condemned “unfounded claims” that Kiev doesn’t admire its neighbor’s assist.
Polish Overseas Minister Pawel Jablonski rejected the criticisms from Kiev, insisting his nation’s insurance policies are guided by Polish pursuits whereas stressing the big quantities of help given to Ukraine during the last yr.
With the European Union slashing quotas and tariffs on Ukrainian agricultural exports to bolster the nation’s financial system earlier within the battle with Moscow, low cost grain has spilled into the EU’s frequent market, prompting protests from farmers in Jap Europe. 5 members of the bloc, together with Poland, initially ramped up their very own restrictions on Ukrainian grain, although the EU as an entire later adopted go well with with a proper ban.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has urged Brussels to raise the restrictions by September 15, calling the coverage “un-European,” whereas Prime Minister Denis Shmigal additionally singled out Poland’s place as “unfriendly and populist.”
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