“We have informed Chisinau that any restriction from the Republic of Moldova will be considered an extremely unfriendly step and will entail an immediate ban on all imports from Moldova“, said Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Taras Kachka, according to The Kyiv Independent.
The government of the Republic of Moldova intends to join the ban imposed by the EU for a month on some Ukrainian grains, while allowing their transit, said the Minister of Agriculture, Vladimir Bolea, after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Mykola Solskyi on May 6.
On May 2, the European Commission banned the import of Ukrainian wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds to “alleviate logistical bottlenecks” related to these goods in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia until June 5.
Bolea spoke to Solskyi “about the intention of the Republic of Moldova to align itself with the EU’s decision to establish a temporary measure regarding the import” of some Ukrainian grains, “ensuring the transit”, according to the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture.
“The amount of local grain in warehouses is high, which puts pressure on farmers. They are worried that they will not have space for the new harvest,” said Bolea.
Large quantities of cheap Ukrainian grain entered Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria, affecting domestic markets and causing a revolt among local farmers.
Overloading Ukraine with food exports to the EU has become a thorn in Kiev’s relationship with its close neighbors amid a long-standing political conflict between these countries and the European Commission.
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